Carl Hiaasen Writing Styles in Double Whammy

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Point of View

The book is written in the third person point of view. This point of view is omniscient, meaning the reader is given access to both the narrator's thoughts and feelings. The narrator shifts many times throughout the novel, moving sometimes a matter of two or three times in a single chapter. The narrators range from major to minor characters, allowing the reader access to scenes that they might not be privy to if only one major character acted as narrator. Including among the narrators are Decker, Skink, Jim Tile, and Catherine.

The point of view of this novel works because the transitions between narrating characters are smooth and do not confuse the reader as to the identity of the narrating character. The point of view also works because it allows the reader access to everything they need to know in order to follow the flow of...

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