Harlan Coben Writing Styles in Deal Breaker

Harlan Coben
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Point of View

The entire novel is told from the point of view of an omniscient narrator. The narrator, however, is non-neutral and offers many humorous editorial comments throughout the narrative. It could be said that the author is, in fact, narrating his own story, as the narrator's tone is conversational in nature and the narrator seems to "know" the characters. However, it can also be said that the narrator's demeanor could belie the author's adherence to the tenets of the detective genre. That is to say, there is a current underlying the narrator's voice which is similar to a sidekick. The narrator's comments suggest that the narrator follows the characters as the characters go from one situation to the other. This is especially true as it concerns Myron Bolitar, the main protagonist. There are times in the narrative when the narrator is entirely objective, such as in longer...

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