Dean Koontz Writing Styles in Lightning

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Point of View

The book is written in the third person with a limited omniscient view, though the limitation comes from the author's desire to hold specific facts back rather than from any limited viewpoint. For example, what Stefan sees in his own time is described only to some degree, leaving out many facts and details. These omissions are meant to be misleading. The natural assumption would be that the time travelers - including Stefan - are from Laura's future. Once the reader discerns that Stefan is actually from some forty years in the past, certain details and facts become clear. While the author could have presented these facts up front, the twist that comes with that knowledge makes for a compelling read.

Setting

The book is set in dual times and places - the 1960s through 1980s in the western United States and 1944 in Berlin. The places are...

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