Stephen King Writing Styles in Salem's Lot

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Throughout the book, the author tells the story from the third person point of view. The scope of the narrator varies, however, as does the narrator's familiarity with the characters. In the main part of the book consisting of everything but the epilogue and the prologue, the narrator narrates what is happening in the lives of many of the people of 'Salem's Lot. Instead of following just one group of characters closely throughout the story, the narrator flits from once location to another or from one character to another, telling what is happening at that location or with that character at that particular time. The narrator is able to look into the minds of the characters and tell the reader what the characters are thinking.

Although the narrator looks into many minds this way, the narrator does not use this technique to reveal what the main...

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