John Sandford Writing Styles in Neon Prey

John Sandford
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Point of View

The author uses a third person perspective in the narrative. This is appropriate given the numerous characters in the novel and the fact that there is not one character who is constantly with the others. By using this point of view, the author is able to insert red herrings for readers that keep them guessing and add an element of surprise. For example, when Deese tells everyone the plan to pick up the ransom money, he says he will ride the bike. So when the authorities find a dead body near the bike, they may think that it is Deese. It is only later, when they learn what happened from the criminal’s perspective that they learn that the dead man is Cole.

The author also uses the point of view to interject humor into the narrative. He does this when he introduces Cox and...

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