John Lescroart Writing Styles in Dead Irish

John Lescroart
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Point of View

The novel Dead Irish by John Lescroart is written in the third person. This is an advantage to the reader, as one is privy to the internal thoughts and feelings of the main character, Dismas Hardy, as well as others. Though the reader is privy to everything Hardy deals with, only certain thoughts and feelings of other characters are revealed at times. As the novel is centered around the mystery of Eddie Cochran's death, this helps maintain a sense of mystery and suspense until the final outcome is revealed.

Because the novel also centers around the emotional growth of Dismas Hardy, the third person narration allows the reader insight into his reasons and feelings during his internal struggles. The novel is told in an even mix of dialogue and descriptive passages. The dialogue gives the reader a sense of each character and their motivations, as well...

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