Dean Koontz Writing Styles in Icebound

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The author moves from character to character in his narration in order to give the reader a well rounded story. Harry and Rita tend to be the primary narrators when the story focuses on the survivors of the Edgeway team. On occasion, the narration moves to Gunvald, the only member of the Edgeway team who remains at base. When the story focuses on the submarine Ilya Pogodin, the narration moves from the captain, Gorov, to the radio operator, and, occasionally, to the second officer. This narration allows the reader to see the emotions and thoughts of all these people, including action that happens out of the knowledge of the main character, Harry Carpenter. In this way, the author is offering motivations of the various characters as well as a rounded story that perhaps makes more...

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