Charlaine Harris Writing Styles in Dead Until Dark

Charlaine Harris
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Point of View

Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris is written in the first person, with Sookie Stackhouse, the main character, as the narrator. Though this point of view usually lets the reader know only what the main character is thinking, Sookie is a telepath, able to read the minds of those around her. Because of this, the reader still has insight into what other characters in the novel are thinking, though their feelings are filtered through Sookie and her interpretation.

There are equal parts dialogue and descriptive passages throughout the story, though sometimes the dialogue is an internal conversation that the main character is having with herself. Other times it is simply the thoughts of other characters to whom Sookie is reacting. The descriptive passages are most often used to clarify the feelings of the main character, or to provide some back story for a character or situation...

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