Louis L'Amour Writing Styles in Last of the Breed

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This novel is told from the third-person point of view and sometimes the omnipotent point of view. There is little dialogue that takes place in this novel, for the simple reason that the main character is alone for the majority of the story. This omnipotent point of view allows for insight into Mack's background that aide in his survival in the sub-zero temperatures of the Siberian taiga. This point of view is also helpful in understanding the relationship between Mack and Natalya. Although feelings of love are never spoken between the two; this point of view allows an understanding of why Natalya would take the risk to escape to China just in the hopes of being with Mack even after her father dies along the way.

The third-person point of view allows the reader a better flow of the parallel story lines that are taking place...

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