Tim Powers Writing Styles in The Anubis Gates

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. This is necessary, in that it provides a reliable and omnipotent voice throughout the novel, even though the settings of the book vary around the world. Additionally, this point of view allows the reader to understand the emotions and thoughts of each character independently, further flushing out the characters. With so many characters and body swapping throughout the novel, this point of view is also vital in even understanding the storyline.

Much of the story is descriptive, with short dialog scenes throughout the passages. This method is successful, in that it keeps the reader focused on the setting of the text to allow for subtle cultural differences while still allowing the storyline to unfold. As Dog Face Joe overtakes Doyle and places him in Brennan's body, this method becomes even more important, as the main character...

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