Robert B. Parker Writing Styles in God Save the Child

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Point of View

The book is written in first person and entirely from Spenser's point of view. The limited perspective could be overly limiting in some situations, but isn't particularly a problem in this case. Spenser's thoughts and observations are included in the story line, as well as descriptions of people, places and events in which he is involved. For example, each time Spenser meets a new person, there is a description of that person as Spenser sees him or her, but those descriptions are not included in first person from Spenser. They are merely observations, though there are never any real deviations from first person. It seems likely that Spenser notices that a particular person is wearing "lavender sunglasses" or a striped tie even though he doesn't voice those thoughts. Instead, most of those descriptions are merely presented as observations. The same is true of places, including interiors...

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