Malcolm Brooks Writing Styles in Painted Horses

Malcolm Brooks
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Point of View

The author uses the third person perspective throughout the novel to bring its characters alive. By focusing on the present day story of Catherine Lemay and the backstory of John H, he's able to create several different worlds that combine history, nature, archaeology and romance.

Telling the story through the third person perspective allows readers to see into the worlds of Catherine and John H. This makes the romance between them stronger and more believable once they do get together as the narration has told their stories as well as their what they thought about each other and their former loves.

While using this point of view gives readers a pretty good idea of the basic story line, the predictable nature of the story allows readers to live through the different worlds in the novel. Both John H's and Catherine's story deal with real historical...

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