Tom Rob Smith Writing Styles in Child 44

Tom Rob Smith
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Child 44.
This section contains 420 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Child 44 Study Guide

Point of View

Tom Rob Smith tells his novel “Child 44” from the third-person omniscient perspective. This is done for several reasons. First, it allows Smith to contextualize much of his novel, by adding in information about Communist Russia necessary to understanding the background to the plot. Second, it allows a singular, consistent form of narrative across numerous characters and incidents. Third, it allows the reader to glimpse the thoughts, motives, and beliefs of characters other than Leo. Fourth, it allows the reader to learn the identity of the murderer before Leo does, thereby increasing suspense and adding to the desperation of needing to solve the mystery.

Language and Meaning

Tom Rob Smith tells his novel “Child 44” in language that is simple and to the point. This is done for at least three reasons: first, the sheer size and scope of the plot – a murderer working in the confines...

(read more)

This section contains 420 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Child 44 Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Child 44 from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook