Steve Berry (novelist) Writing Styles in The Amber Room

Steve Berry (novelist)
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Berry uses a third-person, omniscient point of view throughout the entire novel. While the narration never comes from the character, the narrator knows how each character feels, giving the reader knowledge of all feelings and emotions throughout the book. Berry clearly makes the point of view shift throughout chapters by adding a pause into the text. This way the reader stays clear on whose version of the story they are getting.

Berry's choice for third-person, omniscient point of view is an excellent one. The readers become closer to every character because they can sense what the character is really feeling. Although it seems that one of the characters might give away too much information, Berry allows the characters to slowly unveil their knowledge of the Amber Room as well as their true feelings for one another. The narration is reliable because it is constant (in its...

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