Cujo and Dolores Claiborne

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Doc Creed

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

GNTLGNT

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