The Terrorist Literary Qualities

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The Terrorist has various very interesting literary techniques at play within its pages.

Written in the third person, the book has a narrator, although unknown and not specified, who knows more than the reader.

However, from a certain point in the novel and onwards, the reader knows much more than the characters. The narrative order of the novel is basically chronological. There are times however, that although the narrative is in the present, the reader suddenly knows more about certain elements of the plot than the characters know. Such in stances include the second chapter when Billy has already been killed, and his sister is not yet aware of what has happened; she only finds out at the end of the chapter when she finally arrives at the Underground station where the bomb has exploded. Another instance occurs in the fourth chapter, when the reader has already begun...

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