Frank Cottrell Boyce Writing Styles in Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Point of View

Frank Cottrell Boyce writes his novel “Millions” in the first-person reflective-omniscient narrative from the point of view of main character and principal protagonist, Damian. Damian tells the story as though he were recounting and reflecting on it long after it had happened, for he frequently makes references to telling a story about the past. As such, Damian is able to draw on the information and accounts of others, including his brother, to fill in what would have otherwise been gaps in his story, assuming an omniscient aspect. For example, Damian relates events that occurred at the Nativity play at school after Damian left early, events that Anthony later filled Damian in on. The story is likewise told from Damian’s point of view due to the fact that the events of the novel most deeply, and most unusually, affect him. For example, Damian’s frequent...

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