Bill Buford Writing Styles in Among the Thugs

Bill Buford
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Perspective

As a journalist, Buford himself points out that his perspective is supposed to be unbiased and fair to all parties. However, he also notes his complete inability to do so, in that as a writer writes of experiences he or she has had personally, he or she cannot help to interject opinion. What is reported becomes an opinion, since Buford reports only those events he himself finds intriguing or enlightening. The result, however, is not so much one of biased opinion, but one of raw, emotional, and complete storytelling that still allows the reader to draw his or her own conclusions about the reasons for behaviors. The story is told from a first person point of view in most cases, which serves to add authenticity to the events being described. The stories told in third person are vital, however, in that they show a propensity of football supporters...

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