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Michael Crichton Writing Styles in Next

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The author does not use one person as his narrator, but rather moves from character to character, rarely using one character more than half a dozen times. The third person omniscient allows the author to show the thoughts and feelings of these characters, while at the same time relating their stories to the reader. Since the point of view is omniscient, the reader is allowed some degree of intimacy with the characters, creating a quick connection that helps the reader connect enough with the various characters to care what might happen to them.

The point of view of this novel is the only one that could work with the style in which the writer has chosen to write. The novel includes so many different stories and so many different characters that it would be nearly...

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