Christin Pierre Writing Styles in The City of Shifting Waters (Valerian)

Christin Pierre
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Point of View

The story is written in third person from an omniscient perspective, but with some additional factors. The author depends heavily on dialogue, meaning some of the story appears almost as first person. From the beginning, Valerian is a main character and he talks a great deal about what is happening and what he is seeing. When he arrives at the United Nations, following clues that he hopes will lead him to Xombul, he find robots working in an archive room. He knows these robots do not belong in 1986, and that they are probably associated with Xombul. To himself, Valerian says, “Who are these weirdos busy pillaging the scientific archives?” (12). His words are pointless, except to offer information to the reader. In other scenes, other characters present information in similar ways.

While there is not a formal narrator, there is information presented in narrator form. Information...

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