Nelson Demille Writing Styles in By the Rivers of Babylon

Nelson Demille
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is the third person omniscient. The thoughts and feelings of the characters are clear and concise throughout. This is important, because as the story progresses the struggle of each character and the way they are changed due to circumstances beyond their control is made clear to the reader.

Taking place over a few days, the novel is fast paced and filled with action, both physical and emotional. By using the third person narrative, the author is able to draw the reader into the story. Though there are many characters, the author has made each easy to follow, providing insight into their actions and reactions.

The novel is told in dialogue and descriptive passages. The dialogue is interspersed fairly evenly throughout the story, and the narration is well balanced. This is done in such a way that the reader is...

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