do you think John Irving chose to end
the novel in
? What does this setting tell us about
Owen's ability to foresee what will
happen to him?
is the effect when we learn that John
remains a virgin for his whole life? Do
you think it has some sort of religious
significance? Is it psychological? What
do you make of it?
aspects of the novel did you find
believable? Which left you thinking,
"Huh? No way!"?
do you think is the real focus of the
novel, John or Owen?
you be able to forgive Owen for what
happens at the baseball game if you
were John? Why might it be important
that John forgives Owen?