Larry Niven Writing Styles in Lucifer's Hammer

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Point of View

The story is written in third person omniscient point of view, though limited details are offered on the various characters. This is the only possible point of view because there are so many major characters in the storyline and they are not in the same setting most of the time. There is, however, some limitations to this method. For example, Andy and Gordie are in the mountain when the comet strikes and it's known that they are safe immediately following the disaster. However, Harvey goes on through a long period without knowing what happened to either of them. The reader also doesn't know until Harvey finds Andy and Gordie, and Gordie reveals the story of their life in the mountains over the past months. This may be distracting to some readers as characters are often introduced and not mentioned again for some time. By the time...

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