John Sandford Writing Styles in Golden Prey

John Sandford
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Point of View

The author uses a third person perspective in the narrative. This is appropriate given the numerous characters in the novel and the fact that there is not one character who is constantly with the others. By using this point of view, the author is able to use foreshadowing close to the actual event. For example, when Lucas, Rae, Bob, Soto, and Kort are at the townhouse complex that author writes, “The Ford didn’t come back, not that they saw, until it was too late” (213). This foreshadows the fact that Kort drives around again and kills Soto.

Sometimes the author uses sarcasm, to explain events. For example, when Doug comes to help his mother, the author writes, “He didn’t know that he simply should have opened fire. He only knew about shooting people from movies …" (100). This perspective also allows the author to easily give...

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