Dean Koontz Writing Styles in The Bad Place

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The point of view in The Bad Place is third person. Reliable and omniscient, and from the point of view of several characters in the novel, the reader is able to experience the thoughts and feelings of each character. This is extremely helpful to the reader and the action and occurrences in the novel switch rapidly from character to character. It also gives one the ability to understand the reasoning behind the characters actions.

The novel is written with equal parts descriptive passages and dialogue between characters. This helps convey the quick pace at which events take place, as well as move the reader along with the sense of desperation that many of the characters feel. As there are so many characters that are central to the plot, this helps one differentiate between what each wishes to achieve and why. The descriptive passages give the reader a sense of what...

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