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Have you read Night Film? Join fellow readers to discuss this creepy, mysterious and fascinating novel. Feel free to post at any time — there's no end date for this conversation!

Start with the questions below, or add your own!


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How did you first believe Ashley Cordova died? Did you continue believing that?


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What drives Scott McGrath? Is it a desire to repair his reputation or an obsession with the mysterious Stanislas Cordova?


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How many red herrings did you notice in this book?


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How were Nora and Hopper useful to Scott's mission? How were they a hindrance?


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What did it say about Scott that he was willing to team up with these unknown youths?


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How does Pessl manage to turn Stanislas into a main character without actually featuring him?


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What role do trapdoors play in Night Film? "Just when you think you've hit rock bottom, you realize you're standing on another trapdoor."


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What did you think of Pessl's integration of other media — photos, articles, webpages? Did they add or take away from the story?


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How quickly did you read this book? Did you feel energized or slowed down by the mass of details and twists?


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Could a subculture like the one that surrounds Stanislas exist in our society? Do you know of any creators with a cult-like following such as his?


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How does fear affect the various characters? How do some of them use it as a tool, or even a weapon?


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