John Sandford Writing Styles in Rules of Prey

John Sandford
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Point of View

The book is written from the third person point of view, with the narrator being the author, John Sandford. The book has plenty of dialogue with the author providing the details and the background for the different settings. The use of the third person allows for the different characters to present their own views. It allows the reader to observe the mind of the serial killer and to see how it functions.

The use of the third person isn't as limiting as the use of the first person would be. In the first person, the reader is only privy to events that take place in the presence of the narrator. This wouldn't allow the reader a window into the mind of the serial killer or the actions of Lucas Davenport, since the two don't come together and interact until the end of the novel. The first...

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