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  1. (Spoilers.) O’Brian has a technique of placing important aspects of the story off-stage, making the reader think harder about them than if all the details had been spelled out. In Desolation Island the most notable of these is the relationship between Herapath and Wogan: there are almost no directly narrated scenes between them, and the crucial scene where Wogan persuades Herapath to betray his friends and shipmates is seen only through Stephen’s telescope and imagination.

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