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Gillian Flynn Writing Styles in Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn
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Point of View

"Gone Girl" is written in the first person point of view, from the perspective of each of the two main characters, Nick and Amy. Each section is from one of their perspectives. Then, the next section alternates to the other character's point of view. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the time after Amy's disappearance. The past represents the time leading up to her disappearance.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the main characters. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the heads, thoughts and inner struggles that each of the characters are experiencing as it pertains to the plot. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on...

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