Reading guide for The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil

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The Grand Complication

by Allen Kurzweil

The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2001, 360 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2002, 512 pages

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Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers!

  1. Which of the characters was your favorite? Why?

  2. Discuss any themes in the novel that were particularly resonant for you. Were there any motifs, images, or symbols through which these themes manifested themselves?

  3. Which — if any — of the central characters experienced an epiphany? Select a passage in the novel that you believe is pivotal to a character's development.

  4. Is the setting of the novel integral to its narrative? Would it have been just as effective if the novel's backdrop had been different? Are you drawn to novels set in a particular time or place? Elaborate.

  5. Did you become attached to characters in the novel? Did they possess traits reminiscent of people you've encountered in your own life?

Copyright © 2002 by Allen Kurzweil. All Rights Reserved.

Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Hyperion. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions.

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