Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in Anansi Boys

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Point of View

The story comes from the point of view of the narrator; the action is conveyed in the third person as in a majority of conventional novels. This method works well to lead the reader through the various contortions of time and space that serve as the landscape for the action. The reader gets a sense that the narrator really knows more about the story than anyone else and is the best source for unraveling the overlapping layers of time, locale and characters.

Setting

The novel is set in the contemporary world of London, Florida and the Caribbean island of St. Andrews. In sections where characters disappear into or stumble out of the spirit world, there is abundant use of flashbacks. Whereas the setting in known physical places on planet earth is clear and accessible, the alternative setting of the spirit world is murky, indistinct as to...

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