Ian Fleming Writing Styles in Diamonds Are Forever

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The author tells his story from Bond's point of view, showing the reader not only Bond's actions and those of the characters around him, but also letting the reader in on Bond's thoughts and emotions. The author also, from time to time, moves into a more objective tone. The author begins the novel by describing the death of a naive scorpion in the middle of the African desert. This scene is completely abstract and random, but it slowly transitions into another scene that in effect brings the lens of the author's camera back to show the larger picture that is the initial scene of the novel. There is also a point in which the author enters the mind of another character in order to show a scene in which Bond has no connection.

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