James Patterson Writing Styles in The 5th Horseman: A Novel

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Point of View

The point of view used in The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro varies between first person and third person omniscient. The third person point of view works well throughout the book since there are several components and underlying factors that would not be revealed otherwise. The story itself is rather complex and only third person omniscient allows the reader to follow and understand the activities of all of the characters as well as the dangerous and deadly events that take place at Municipal Hospital and elsewhere. It also allows for the reader to follow and understand actions and thoughts of other characters in the book as well as those events of which one single character has no knowledge.

The chapters featuring Lindsay are written in the first person point of view, through the eyes of the main character. The use of first person...

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