Dean Koontz Writing Styles in The Key to Midnight

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The narration moves between multiple characters, with Joanna Rand and Alex Hunter as the most frequent narrators. The omniscient character of the point of view allows the reader access to both the narrator's thoughts and emotions, giving the narration a fully-rounded aspect that helps develop the plot, while at the same time, exploring the characters. The third person point of view allows movement between characters without a change in rhythm or pace.

The point of view of this novel works because it allows the reader to see and enjoy multiple characters, while the viewpoint also developes the main characters in a way that sets them apart from the more minor characters. This point of view also allows an intimacy between reader and character that would not be possible with certain other points of view. This...

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