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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <ddanehy@siebel.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Third-person sections in RttW
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 07:49:45 

> > They must have decided to model the third book on the first one, which
> > switches back and forth from present to past.  Book two has some
> > flashbacks, but book three, as the Narrator wrote it, has almost none.
> > they may have written the Whorl stuff the way they did to make book
> > better match the other two.

> This would make perfect sense if the editors were writing a novel.  But,
> the risk of becoming tedious, they're not.

Also, at the risk of being obvious, the structure of Book Three does
not significantly match that of Book One -- in RttW, the flashbacks are
separated from the "present" narrative by chapter breaks; in OBW, they
are integrated and occasionally difficult to separate from them.


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