Piers Anthony Writing Styles in Executive

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Point of View

Except for a brief editorial introduction and editorial afterword, Executive is told from Hope Hubris' perspective. He is a Navy man—which is to say that he has allowed the Navy's policies—particularly in regard to sexual conduct—to govern his life. Roulette Phist tells Hopie that the Navy prevents people from making lasting attachments, but requires that they have intercourse on a regular basis nonetheless. This is the rationale for a novel in which women are treated as playthings, never as equals, and this allows Hope Hubris to present his fifteen-year-old ward as a feasible partner for a mature sexual affair.

Hope Hubris is also defined by his straight-shooting management style. He rewards talent and does not hide corruption, which makes enemies for him, but wins him loyal assistants, and surrounds him with competent experts.

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