John Sandford and Michele Cook Writing Styles in Outrage

John Sandford and Michele Cook
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Point of View

John Sandford and Michele Cook tell their novel “Outrage” in the third-person omniscient point of view. This is done for several reasons. Through the third-person narrative, the reader is allowed to follow simultaneous events and subplots, and various characters as the novel increases in complexity and depth. For example, the reader is allowed to follow the raids on Dash and Janes, and the Singular response to the raids, all at the same time. The omniscient aspect of the narrative exposes the reader to information and knowledge that the characters themselves are not always aware of right away. This bird’s eye view of the novel creates a sense of drama and suspense as the reader knows what is coming up against Shay and her friends before Shay and her friends do. Further, the single third-person narrator creates a single, unifying thread between the different characters...

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