Carl Hiaasen Writing Styles in Squeeze Me

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Point of View

The novel is written from an omniscient third person point of view. By crafting the novel from this vantage point, the author allows the narrative an expansive range. While Angie is the story's primary protagonist, the narrator also has access to her fellow characters' private experiences and thoughts. In this way, the narrative voice acts as a connecting bridge between each disparate characters' feelings and perspectives. Because the novel's major players all originate from vastly different social, economic, and vocational spheres, the only thing drawing them together is Kiki's disappearance, the onslaught of Burmese pythons, and the unifying omniscient narrator.

While the third person narrator at times adopts a more casual tone, she also has the capacity to drift into informative passages regarding the Palm Beach area, its history, and its wildlife. In Chapter 2, for example, shortly after the first python appears at Lipid House...

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