James Patterson Writing Styles in Along Came a Spider

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The point of view of this novel switches from the first person when Alex Cross is the narrator and third person omniscient. In chapters that feature Cross, he is the main narrator in the first person point of view, telling the story not only from his point of view, but through his own voice with his own opinions flowing through every moment of the narration. However, the other chapters are told through the narration of other characters, such as Jezzie or Gary Murphy/Soneji, the narration is in the third person point of view, stepping the narration back a little in order to make it clear to the reader that Cross is the main character and the other characters are simply supporting cast. This technique keeps the focus of the novel on Cross while sharing with the reader information that Cross could not possibly have access...

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