Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Consider the role that fantasy plays in Brian Moore’s fiction.

What significance does setting have in his novels?

Moore’s work seems to defy convenient categories. Nevertheless, what fictional traditions inform his oeuvre?

Consider the theme of loneliness in a number of Moore’s novels.

Moore was raised as a Roman Catholic. What role does Catholicism play in his works?

Analyze his treatment of the crisis of faith in his fiction.