Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in Death, the High Cost of Living

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The short novel Death, The High Cost of Living is written with a mix of points of view. As a graphic novel, the book consists primarily of dialogue. The characters interact with each other and their exchange is written in bubbles in each panel on the page. There are some instances where the characters are thinking, and the reader is able to 'see' their thoughts. One of the main characters, Sexton Furnival, sometimes narrates in his mind, and his thoughts are presented to the reader in a different way, so that one is aware that these thoughts are Sexton's alone.

As the story is told mainly through the dialogue of the characters as events unfold and the novel progresses, the reader is able to develop a true feeling for those involved in the storyline. Written in present tense, the reader feels as if they are watching...

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