Pierre Christin Writing Styles in On False Earths (Valerian)

Pierre Christin
This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of On False Earths.
This section contains 844 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the On False Earths (Valerian) Study Guide

Point of View

The novel is presented in third person from a limited perspective. However, unlike some novels, this perspective is not limited to a single character. The majority of the novel is seen from the perspectives of Laureline and the Valerian clones. For example, at one point the Valerian clone is being chased, and he falls. Laureline can no longer see what is happening from his perspective, so she picks up a satellite feed that shows her the scene from a larger view. In most cases, the reader sees and knows only what Laureline knows. This perspective allows the author to preserve the twist when Jadna finally meets the Egg Alien in person. Though Jadna has known all along that the Egg Alien is not dangerous, she has kept that information secret.

However, the perspective switches after Laureline is knocked unconscious. At that point, Jadna dons a...

(read more)

This section contains 844 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the On False Earths (Valerian) Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
On False Earths (Valerian) from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook