Writing Techniques in The Witching Hour

This Study Guide consists of approximately 8 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Witching Hour.
This section contains 233 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Witching Hour Short Guide

Because of her desire to give the reader the necessary family background of the Mayfairs, Rice has a great deal of history to present. She deals with this with the device of the Talamasca Order's files that contain letters and reports written by occult investigators all the way back to the seventeenth century who have recorded the strange doings of the Mayfairs, beginning with Suzanne. With some poetic license, these reports and letters contain dialogue and description couched in an appropriate, somewhat archaic language and style telling the story in more than sufficient detail and development. McGrath calls the book "bloated" and "grown to elephantine proportions," and indeed there is much more story here than is needed to tell about Lasher, Rowan, and Michael. There is considerable repetition; as each character becomes cognizant of certain information, whether the reader has already been made aware or not, it...

(read more)

This section contains 233 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Witching Hour Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Witching Hour from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook