Robert B. Parker Writing Styles in Early Autumn

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The book is written in first person from Spenser's perspective, which is an adequate method for this story. There are only a few instances in which Spenser isn't where the action is happening, so nothing important is left out through this limited perspective. One of the few instances in which an omniscient view would have been preferable is the scene in which Susan has dinner with Spenser and Paul and seems withdrawn. Spenser doesn't know what's wrong; therefore, the reader also doesn't know. The reason for the incident is soon revealed and the delay isn't lengthy.

The first person perspective means that the reader is privy to Spenser's thoughts. His sarcasm and humor are presented as an integral part of the story, but it should be noted that the majority of this is presented as part of the dialog, and there is little presented to the...

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