Clive Cussler Writing Styles in Cyclops

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Point of View

The story, Cyclops by Clive Cussler is a limited omniscient third person point of view, with multiple narrators. The main protagonist, Dirk Pitt, is not in every scene, and in order for the story to move forward the reader is actually given information that Pitt does not have. This is a traditional story-telling technique that actually increases the sense of crisis and suspense. Each chapter has several scenes that often take place at exactly the same time, just in different parts of the world or different parts of the universe. The entire story takes place in four short weeks, and the survival of the world as it is hangs in the balance for much of that time. The reader is part of the story, experiencing it exactly as each event unfolds. Because this is a plot-driven story, there is minimal intrusion into the thoughts and ideas...

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