Clive Cussler Writing Styles in Deep Six

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third-person omniscient. The author uses many different characters as his narrator, including the hero Dirk Pitt. Other characters used as narrators include the antagonist, Lee Tung, his grandmother, Min Koryo, as well as benevolent characters Loren Smith and Sid Casio. The point of view character, or narrator, shifts often throughout the novel, often causing each chapter to begin with a new narrator and including shifts in narration in the middle of a chapter.

The point of view of this novel works because it allows the reader an intimate point of view of the action through the eyes of not only the hero, Dirk Pitt, but also his friends and enemies. If the writer had contained himself to a single narrator, the plot would not unfold the way it does, moving with such a quick pace from event to...

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