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John Grisham Writing Styles in The Client

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Style

Point of View

The Client is written in the style of third person narration. The narrator of the story has very little presence, mostly going unnoticed by the reader. The reader can trust the narration and accept that it is objective. The author takes the reader into the thoughts and minds of many of the characters. Therefore, the reader can relate to, sympathize with and understand the motivations of more than just the main character.

Setting

The novel begins in Memphis Tennessee, where Mark Sway and his family live in a poor part of town, consisting of a complex of trailer homes. There is a clearing behind the trailer homes, where Mark and Ricky go to play and smoke. Coincidently, Jerome Clifford picks this very same clearing as the location for his planned suicide. The novel then takes the reader to New Orleans, where the mafia yields power, and...

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