Dean Koontz Writing Styles in Life Expectancy

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In Life Expectancy, Dean Koontz uses a first person narrative that switches is primarily surrounding the main character, Jimmy Tock. The narrative is reliable and the story is well told. Jimmy marries Lorrie Hicks and the story revolves around his telling of the terrible days as predicted by his grandfather Josef on the day he was born. Each day is laid out chronologically, and he narrates them in a story telling fashion, detailing not only what made each one terrible, but his preparations before hand and his feelings afterward. The only deviation from that format comes with the last terrible day.

In that segment the narrative switches from Jimmy to Lorrie Hicks/Tock. Lorrie is now a large part of his life, having shared his terrible days with him, and been a great part of them throughout. When the narrative switches at the end, and she...

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