Philip Kerr Writing Styles in Berlin Noir

Philip Kerr
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Point of View

A first-person narration is the only method by which this series of tales can be told, for it would be impossible to fully comprehend the actions and behaviors of Bernhard Gunther without an intimate and pervasive view into his most inner thoughts and feelings. First, because this trilogy is based upon crime solving by an individual detective, the reader must be allowed to follow the deductive threads of Gunther's thoughts as he attempts to draw connecting links among the great variety of seemingly unrelated events that occur and proceeds to investigate individual crimes which morph into much more complex situations involving larger criminal activity. Second, the reader is plunged into the historical setting of the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, with its horrific policies and practices. One would have a difficult task in developing any empathy for or connection with Gunther, if not allowed to...

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