Michael Crichton Writing Styles in Timeline

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person omniscient point of view. In this novel, the author uses many voices to tell his story, including main characters Marek, Kate, and Chris. The author uses the voices of minor characters as well, such as the couple who finds a confused man wandering in the desert, and a cop who cannot accept the story of an old man who simply wandered away from his own car in the desert.

The point of view in this novel works well with the plot. The plot is complicated by settings in two different time periods. For this reason, the use of the omniscient point of view allows the author to use many characters to tell his story. It can occasionally become confusing to have so many characters tell one story, but the author is careful about separation of each voice...

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