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Neal Stephenson Writing Styles in Cryptonomicon

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Style

Point of View

The book is written from the third person point of view, which is good for a novel of this kind. This point of view allows the reader to get to know the various characters and allows the characters to express their opinions. There is much dialogue between the various characters, which is one way in which the story is told. The author functions as the narrator and provides the information necessary to keep the reader informed about places and events.

The third person is broader than the first person point of view. The first person uses a character to tell the story which limits the readers' knowledge to events that occur in the presence of the narrator. The use of third person avoids this problem and allows the reader to learn of events that take place without the presence of the main character.

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