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Jeff VanderMeer Writing Styles in Authority: A Novel

Jeff VanderMeer
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Point of View

The point of view in this novel is first person, told from the perspective of John Rodriguez (Control). It is a limited first person, whose biases and past problems cloud his perspective as a narrator. The reader receives information about most of the events and what is going on in Area X through his interaction with those working at the facility, and with Ghost Bird, the former expedition member, as well as the huge amount of files that the former director kept on Area X.

Language and Meaning

The language and meaning are often hidden or nonsensical, which is a device that the author uses in order to give the reader the same sense of confusion as Control. The information that Control gains is received piecemeal and through many different sources, which means that very often the language is jumbled, out of sequence, and not...

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