Stephen King Writing Styles in Black House: A Novel

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Point of View

The story is written in third person point of view. The author tells the story from the point of view of several different characters to give the full effect of knowing what each person is experiencing, such as Jack Sawyer and Dale Gilbertson. The omniscient point of view is shown in that the reader is given explanations as to what people are thinking, even when they are not significant characters. The effects of the Territories on the people are often vaguely described and so the omniscient point of view helps the reader recognize the connection between the different characters' reactions. There is a lot of background given, and the author uses different methods throughout the book to explain when a piece of the past is being told. The story over all is given in past tense with the author giving small revelations as to what will...

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