Here are some suggested readers group questions for discussing Clovenhoof
- Does Clovenhoof grow and change as a character in the book? Can you think of any examples?
- Is suburban England worse than the hell Jeremy Clovenhoof comes from?
- Is Clovenhoof a religious book? Is its depiction of heaven and hell based on religious ideas or have they been modelled on something else?
- The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances, Clovenhoof. Is British suburbia a natural setting for comedy?
- Jeremy Clovenhoof is the devil but is he the worst character in the book? Who are worse, the humans or the supernatural characters (demons, angels, etc)?
- How is humour produced in the book? Is it through the characters, the situations or the dialogue?
- Ben and Nerys are landed with Jeremy as a neighbour. Is he a positive or negative influence on their lives?
- Would (or should) a person with a Christian faith be offended by this novel? Is its attitude towards religion a positive or negative one?
- What does the idea of a ‘neighbour from hell’ mean to you?