John Sandford Writing Styles in Sudden Prey

John Sandford
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Point of View

A third person omniscient point of view is perhaps the only way in which this tale can be told. There are so many characters with such diverse backgrounds and mental/emotional issues, it is absolutely critical to have a full picture of their thoughts and feelings, in order to comprehend their actions. Consider Dick LaChaise and Bill Martin, for example. The reader must be given much more than a cursory description of their backgrounds in order to perceive them as believable. Both men are mentally damaged and, unless the reader is allowed access to their thoughts and feelings, he would have difficulty understanding the excesses of their rages, violence and hatred. Sandy Darling, as well, can only be seen as a believably complex individual through her thoughts. She appears to have loved her sister and yet is certainly unwilling to voluntarily join in revenge for her...

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