Michael Connelly Writing Styles in The Black Ice

Michael Connelly
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The author uses only one point of view character throughout the novel, even though it is possible for authors to use more than one narrating character when utilizing this point of view. In this novel, Harry Bosch is the sole narrating character. Due to the omniscient nature of the point of view, the reader is allowed to not only see the actions of the plot through Harry's eyes, but is also privy to his thoughts and emotions, allowing the reader to witness Harry's analysis of the clues and follow his thoughts through to the solution to the crimes that drive the plot.

The point of view of this novel works because it does not muddy up the narration by switching from character to character, allowing the reader to build a more intimate relationship with Harry...

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