David Mitchell (author) Writing Styles in Number 9 Dream

David Mitchell (author)
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The story is told primarily from a first-person point of view, present tense. Eiji is the narrator and main character, and the world is seen through his eyes and interpreted according to his experiences. However, because there are multiple stories contained within the main story, there are times when the narrative slips into third-person omniscient, where the narrator is not a character in the story and has access to information the characters do not possess. This is most notable in the Goatwriter story. Also, a number of letters are contained within the book, and these are written from the point of view of the sender. This is also true in the case of Subaru Tsukiyama's journal. One notable shift in point of view occurs on the night of Eiji's twentieth birthday. In this case, the narrative shifts from first-person to third in order to accentuate the...

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