Rick Reilly Writing Styles in Missing Links

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Point of View

Missing Links is told entirely from the perspective of a first person narrator. Every action and every suspected thought of any character comes to the reader through the perception of Ray, a thirty-year-old underachiever with a subtle and sarcastic wit. However, the point of view and narration is not static, because in addition to not being the most reliable narrator, Ray's perception matures over time. Along the way he questions himself and allows the reader to remember to question his reliability.

In the beginning of the novel, Ray as narrator seems to be steadfast in his perception of his world. His father is evil and is the sole reason for Ray's lack of achievement. Dannie can never be more than a physical partner for convenience because of the ground rules she put in place at the beginning of the relationship. Ray's ex-wife was unfaithful and callous...

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