Douglas Preston Writing Styles in Riptide

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Point of View

The book is written from the third person point of view. The narrators are the authors who provide all the background information about the setting, equipment and history. Some of this is accomplished through the dialogue of the various characters in the novel. This is especially good when it comes to explaining some aspects of science, medicine and history, since each of the Thalassa staff is a specialist in his own area. In this way, the reader learns the necessary information that helps the reader understand what is happening.

Most of the book focuses on Hatch, but if it was written from the first person perspective, the knowledge of the reader would be limited to the knowledge of the storyteller. This would be very limiting for the reader who would have to rely on the story teller for information. The reader would not be privy to...

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