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Jim Davies: Book Club and Classroom Discussion Questions for Riveted

1. Think of a movie you have seen recently that you really liked. Why was it compelling? Can you see things in the movie that are explained by the book?

2. The book tries to be a comprehensive theory of compellingness. Do you think something’s missing? What makes things compelling that the book doesn’t explain?

3. Can you think of a work of art (a book or movie, for example) that really failed? What did they do wrong?

4. If you are a believer of a religion, do you think this book is applicable to your religion? What’s missing?