Stephen Hunter Writing Styles in Dirty White Boys: A Novel

Stephen Hunter
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The novel switches back and forth from the perspective of Lamar Pye to the opposing perspective of one of the state trooper searching for him, Bud Pewtie. The omniscient point of view allows the reader to have access to Lamar and Bud's inner thoughts and well as their emotions. This point of view also allows the narration to occasionally enter the minds of other characters, such as C.D. Henderson and Richard. On occasion, the narration is seen through the eyes of Odell Pye. Odell Pye is mentally disabled; therefore, when the narration is seen through his eyes, the words and sentence structure are jumbled.

The point of view of this novel works because it allows the reader to see events from the perspective of both the criminals and police officers. In this way, the...

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