The Manchurian Candidate

What is the author's tone in The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon?

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A quick, rat-ta-tat tone, like a fast talking newspaper man would use, the narration establishes the novels quick pace through short sentences, heavy with punctuation giving the text breaks almost like a wire message. This tone heavily informs the author's word choice, because he gives the narrator a heady vocabulary that a newspaper man would likely use.