Bill Roorbach Writing Styles in Life Among Giants: A Novel

Bill Roorbach
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Point of View

Bill Roorbach tells his novel "Life Among Giants" from the point of view of main character and principle protagonist, David "Lizard' Hochmeyer. in the first-person omniscient retrospective. This is done for at least two reasons. The first is that the story is about the life and times of Lizard, and his quest to avenge the deaths of his parents. It is only fitting and proper that such a grave story should be told by the main character. This allows the reader to get into the mind of Lizard, and to see and understand things as he does. The second reasons is that, between Katy and Lizard, only Lizard is still alive to be able to tell the story.

Setting

Bill Roorbach sets his novel "Life Among Giants" mainly in the town of Westport, Connecticut. Because the area is near New York, and the area is extremely...

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