John Corey Whaley Writing Styles in Noggin

John Corey Whaley
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Point of View

For the most part, and with one notable exception, the story is told from the first person / past tense point of view: specifically, from the perspective of narrator and protagonist Travis Coates. This authorial choice takes the reader specifically and purposefully into the experience of the character: the phrase “inside his head” comes to mind, partly because it is an accurate way of describing how first person narration works (i.e. getting into the head / mind, as well as the heart and soul, of a character) but also because it is a groaner of a pun that is exactly the kind of joke that Travis would make (see “Language and Meaning” below). Specifically, the only physical part of Travis that is actually the body he was born with and lived with for 16 years IS his head, that having been transplanted onto the body of someone...

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