Sylvain Neuvel Writing Styles in Sleeping Giants

Sylvain Neuvel
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Point of View

Sylvain Neuvel tells his novel Sleeping Giants in the first-person perspective from the points of view of each of the characters involved in the novel through transcripts of their own words. There is scant narration beyond this (occurring only in a handful of diary entries and similar transcripts), leaving the characters themselves, speaking to one another, to narrate events of the novel. The most common narrator is the interviewer, who appears in nearly every section of the novel. Indeed, the files that form the novel are believed to be in the possession of the interviewer himself. Because Neuval approaches his work with a strong emphasis on science, it is only natural that those in the thick of the novel –in the thick of research, policy, and experimenting on the device –should tell their own stories just as scientists record their own observations, results, and thoughts...

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