Is money Valerie’s real motivation? What was her
true relationship with her father and how might that
have influenced her manipulation of men?
What do you think of Valerie’s assertion that
“all men are lugs” - that “they think
with their you-know-whats”?
When Lutz drives Valerie home the night of their initial
meeting, he says: “There’s no such thing
as a grown man.” Do you agree?
Pat Lutz and Valerie Quinn: How does the author contrast
Valerie’s sexual liberation with Pat’s generation?
How many examples can you cite of Dr. Felton’s
violation of ethics?
So much for the desserts theory. Work hard: get ahead.
Does Bob Lutz deserve what he gets in the end?
Many of Manhook’s characters exhibit
addictive disorders. How does the author exploit those
addictions to bring about the explosive finish?
What is the nature of Bob Lutz’ disorder? Is it
a character or chemical imbalance? Is his abrupt change
in behavior a true change or a short-lived product of
“A woman don’t know what goes on between
a man and his son.” Discuss this statement by
Bob Lutz’ father.
What is the novel Manhook really about: greed,
addiction, rationalized behavior - the folly of men?
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