Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End

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The novel is related from the first-person point of view, and is narrated by Brant Walker, a subjective but apparently trustworthy narrator. Toward the end of the graphic novel the reader becomes aware that the previous narration has been delivered by Brant to an unnamed bartender; the bartender comments that Brant perhaps dreamed or imagined the entire series of events, and Brant acknowledges this to be possible but does not accept it as a rational explanation.

The point of view becomes increasingly complicated as the narrative unfolds, because Brant's narration includes numerous characters that, in turn, tell their own stories. These secondary narrators use their own voice, establish their own setting and tone, and relate their story from the first-person point of view. These secondary narrators often include within their stories characters who tell stories—tertiary narrators—and in a few cases a quaternary...

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