Valis Topics for Discussion

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What answers does Kevin receive to his question of why his cat dies? How do they define the answerers? Is any answer satisfactory?

What role do atrocities in the name of religion play in the novel? Pick at least two and discuss their impact.

How are Kevin and David, ideological opposites, played off against one another? Is one more convincingly portrayed than the other or are they both stereotypical?

Compare the clinical styles of analysts Leon Stone and Maurice in treating Horselover Fat. What are the effects on the patient?

What does Fr. Larry Minter contribute to the novel? What do he and parishioner/employee Sherri Solvig say about Christian piety?

Select a reference from Horselover Fat's Exegesis to some figure or event in history and comment on how it contributes to his world view. Indicate your degree of familiarity with that figure or event before reading...

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