Elizabeth Peters Writing Styles in Borrower of the Night

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Point of View

The point of view in the story is first person. The story perspective is that of Vicki Bliss. The story is told in past tense and so there are some things that are revealed partially to the reader that otherwise might not be known, such as when Vicki says that an hour from the point in time that the story is taking place she would regret her decision not to go call the police immediately. Other than these few exceptions, the point of view is limited to only the immediate knowledge that Vicki Bliss has. In addition to this there are times when the reader's information is further limited by the fact that the author does not explain what the characters are talking about. The author will simply state that because of what they are hearing they have had a revelation. The information, plan or revelation...

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