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Karen Thompson Walker Writing Styles in The Dreamers

Karen Thompson Walker
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Point of View

The Dreamers is written mostly in a third-person omniscient point of view. Not only does this allow the narration to jump around to the novel’s cast of characters, but allows the novel to have a perspective outside of these people as well. The reader learns details that would not necessarily be in a given character’s head, and can see the situation unfolding into a bigger picture. The novel is also written almost completely in present tense, except for when a character is recalling information. This choice of tense amps up the suspense aspect of the novel because it feels as though the narrator does not know what will happen next any more than the reader. It gives the novel an added layer of mystery.

The narration also sometimes slips into second person, implying that the narrator is speaking to a specific audience. Though...

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