Dean Koontz Writing Styles in Watchers

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The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The narration of the novel moves from character to character, often changing several times in one chapter, each narrating character a major focus point of the novel. Travis and Nora are both narrating characters, as well as Lem Johnson, the federal agent searching for Einstein and The Outsider, and Vince Nasco, the psychotic killer also searching for Einstein. The point of view is omniscient, which allows the reader to not only see the actions of the narrating characters, but to also hear their thoughts and be privy to their emotions. By allowing the reader to see into the minds of so many characters, the author allows a depth to his narration that might not be available with any other type of narration.

This point of view works for many other reasons as well. The narration...

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