Charlaine Harris Writing Styles in Night Shift: A Novel

Charlaine Harris
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Point of View

The narrative is written from the third-person point of view of almost all of the residents of Midnight. At different times, the narrator is in the head of each of the characters. In other words, the narrative shifts between the experiences of the Midnight residents. This is appropriate as it helps readers follow the different narratives that take place in the novel. As several narratives take place simultaneously, it is useful to have the narrative enter the head of who is driving the story at the time. The technique also helps readers know what is happening in the minds of residents who are going to have to work together to defeat the demon. Bobo's point of view is particularly well handled as it shows that he does love Fiji and realizes that he made a mistake in the way he has treated her throughout the...

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