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John Sandford Writing Styles in Shadow Prey

John Sandford
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Style

Point of View

Shadow Prey is written in the third person. The third person style enables the author to show us the perspectives of multiple characters. Lucas is a major character so about half the book is from his point of view. However, the Crows and other characters such as Shadow Love play a fair-sized role in the descriptions as well as the dialogue of the novel.

For instance, Shadow Love is always talking about the black spot in his vision that seems to encourage him to do things, and he thinks his knife is thirsty. If this was not written in third person, we would not know about these strange images in his head, but this viewpoint describes Shadow Love's thoughts and shows us how crazy he is.

The language the author uses in the character's speech also gives us a good idea of their personalities. Lucas tends...

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