Robin Cook Writing Styles in Mutation

Robin Cook
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Point of View

The novel is related in a third-person point of view. The narrator is omniscient and reliable. The narrative sometimes reveals thoughts of major and minor characters, but most of the story is told through action and dialogue. Nearly all of the scenes in the novel center around three main characters - Victor, Marsha and VJ Frank. Frequently, of course, two or even three of these characters are involved in a single scene. The narrative often reveals thoughts of Victor and Marsha, although they also exchange a fair amount of opinion through dialogue.

The plot of the novel relies heavily on a chronological series of events that are frequently interpreted differently by the main characters. Thus, the main characters' differing knowledge at the time of critical plot events is also a major plot element. For example, VJ's early behavior elicits a different response from Victor than it...

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