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Cujo and Dolores Claiborne

Discussion in 'Cujo' started by Michael Veto, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Michael Veto

    Michael Veto New Member

    I was wondering why there are no chapter breaks in two Stephen King novels: 1. Cujo, 2. Dolores Claiborne
     
  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    There are no chapters in Cujo but there are breaks. Dolores Claiborne has neither, as you said. I'm not sure why King chose to do this but it can be very effective in thrillers. Personally, I think he wanted to stretch and try different styles. He has always been creative in that way.
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I think Dolores is done in such a manner because it's supposed to be a recorded confession......no chapters in those.....
     
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
     
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  5. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    King once said in an interview he wanted Cujo to feel like 'a brick through a window,' hence the lack of chapter breaks.
     
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