James Patterson Writing Styles in The Big Bad Wolf

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Most of the story is third person omniscient in which the reader can see everything that is going on, not just the events from one character's point of view. In an action, suspense story like this one where many different events are happening with many characters in many locations, the third person point of view allows the author to change scenes and places quickly and easily. For example, third person point of view allows the reader to witness first hand and judge first hand the murders at the hands of the Wolf. Third person point of view also allows the author to reveal that Lizzie Connolly is still alive in one scene and see how close Alex Cross is to finding her in another scene. It also allows the author to give information to the reader regarding the mystery that creates more suspense.

However, when Alex...

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