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Dean Koontz Writing Styles in Sole Survivor: A Novel

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Style

Point of View

The point of view of this story is the third-person omniscient. By utilizing this point of view, the author shows that he is in complete control of the entire story. The author is also better equipped to show the many emotional highs and lows Joe experiences by using the third-person omniscient. The reader must be able to get inside Joe's head and experience his thoughts in order to comprehend the story. This would not be accomplished had the author chose a different point of view.

Exposition is used to tell the majority of the story. Some of the chapters are heavy on dialog which helps keep the reader focused on Joe and his interactions with others. This is an important part of Joe's emotional recovery and ultimate salvation from grief. Blending the two elements keeps the reader focused on events as they unfold. The moments when...

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