What importance does the division of the novel into three books carry?
How do different methods of storytelling--legend, fairy tale, History, sports commentary--operate in the novel? Does the author subscribe to one of these methods in particular, or do they play off each other? What effect does this create?
Is Peekay, as a white boy, a problematic hero for this novel since it is so firmly entrenched in apartheid South Africa? How would the novel's impact differ if the hero were a black boy? Justify your answer.
How does the boxing plot compare or contrast with the war/fighting theme in the novel?
Does Peekay or Morrie undergo more of a catharsis in the course of the novel? Explain your answer.