John Grisham Writing Styles in Camino Island

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Point of View

Camino Island, by John Grisham, is told from the point of view of a third-person omniscient narrator. There is a focus on Mercer because she is the main character, but she is not the only character who is featured. Since it is a novel dealing with motivations that affect the behaviors of several different characters and the decisions they make based on their motivations, it is important to present an overview of the action without focusing on one particular character. If the story had been told from a first person point of view, the reader would have become too focused on that one character and his decisions. Grisham clearly wants the reader to consider all of the characters and the decisions they make with equal focus.

Language and Meaning

The language is not unique in this novel. Since the book deals with writing and writers...

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