Stephen King Writing Styles in The Waste Lands

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This story is told from a third person point of view by an omniscient narrator who is not a character in the novel. This point of view is important since many times in the novel the characters are not in the same place or the same time. For instance, in the beginning of the novel, the story deals with Jake, who is not in Roland's world yet, and Roland and his group, who are in Roland's world. The story would not be as effective if it were told from the point of view of one character in particular. Even though the characters do seem to communicate with each other telepathically, these telepathic thoughts would not be adequate to let the reader know the events and circumstances of each character's experience if there were only one character who narrated the novel.

The story is told through both...

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