202 – Omniscient Narration

 
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It can be challenging to tell readers everything they need to know through a character’s point of view, so why not ditch that confinement and use a narrator who knows everything? That’s called omniscient narration, and it’s what we’re talking about today. Joined by returning guest Ariel, we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of omniscient, comment on works using this narrative style, and describe our omniscience pet peeves. We also talk about Discworld, obviously.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Sword of Summer

Eifelheim

The Broken Earth

The Lovely Bones

The Book Thief

Lord of the Rings

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hogswatch

Going Postal

Consider Phlebas

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