David Macaulay Writing Styles in Motel of the Mysteries

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Point of View

The point of view of the book is told from the third person perspective. It is not an omniscient third person, because the author does not know everything. For example he does not know the truth behind what the great catastrophe was. He is simply reporting what is known in his time's collective knowledge of history. Because this is supposed to be a history book, the third person point of view works very well for Macaulay. He is a researcher who has done his homework on the Motel of the Mysteries and compiled different sources to write about the discovery of the site and what it tells future people about that past.

Setting

The book takes place on the United States Continent (Usa) in the year 4022. Much has changed since the twentieth century. For some unknown reason all life on the North American continent as been...

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