William Cooper (novelist) Writing Styles in Behold a Pale Horse

William Cooper (novelist)
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Perspective

The text's perspective could generally be termed as the first-person omniscient point of view. Aside from the extensive reproductions of various documents, the text is authored in the first-person point of view. Cooper, the author, routinely assumes and frequently demands that his statements will be taken as factual. Cooper's methodology in writing is thus based on the assumption of his own omniscience. For example, when he disagrees with another person, his usual tactic is to declaim his opponent as a secret agent for the Secret Government, which is deliberately spreading confusion and misinformation—only Cooper knows the real truth.

Cooper frequently states that he is an expert on topics as far-ranging as alien abduction, extra-terrestrial life forms, secret societies, Presidential politics, and Secret Government organizations. His single claim to any privileged knowledge derives from a military appointment to a claimed secret facility located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cooper...

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