Victor Ostrovsky Writing Styles in By Way of Deception

Victor Ostrovsky
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Perspective

The perspective of the book is that of the author, Victor Ostrovsky. The book is written in both third and first person point of view, with the narrator being the author. This allows the author to provide the reader with the necessary background and detail information that is required for the reader to understand the material that is being discussed. The use of the third person point of view overcomes the shortcomings of the first person point of view in which the reader is only privy to knowledge of events that occur in the presence of the storyteller. This approach would not have worked for this book because Ostrovsky learned a lot about Mossad operations in his four years with the organization. He was not a part of these operations but he is able to discuss them in the book through the use of the third person. This...

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