Stephen King Writing Styles in The Talisman

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Point of View

The narrative voice used is that of the omniscient third-person perspective, written with a focus on jack Sawyer's point of view. In a few, rare instances this narrative point of view deviates to other characters in the novel (namely Morgan Sloat and Sunlight Gardener), usually to contrast with the protagonist and to develop a sense of threat within the text.

The novel has a strong narrative voice, but it is not personalised. The phrases used by the narrator sometimes enhance the readers idea that the novel is meant to be a dark fairytale, told from an outside source. For the most part however the reader is a party to the thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears of the protagonist Jack Sawyer. Even when Jack has a travelling companion for long stretches of the book (Wolf or Richard), the point of view will include their generalised feelings and...

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