Michael Baigent Writing Styles in Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Michael Baigent
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Point of View

Although Holy Blood, Holy Grail is written by three people, the narrative is a collective of their voices blending together to sound like the first person point of view in fiction; although the pronoun often used is "we" rather than "I." The book is written as though the writers are writing down their memoirs about their research for this book. There are often passages throughout the book in which the writers tell the reader what questions they had when they reached a certain place in their research and what they decided to do in order to answer these questions. The mystery is enhanced when the authors include short tales of their struggles during their research, including the description of a period when they found it difficult to get a hold of a certain book they needed.

From the beginning, the book is presented in the same...

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