Charles de Lint Writing Styles in The Blue Girl

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Point of View

The point of view is divided fairly equally between the three main characters of Imogene, Maxine, and Adrian, with the greatest emphasis placed on Imogene (being the principle actor of The Blue Girl), and the smallest narrative space given to Adrian.

The book switches between these three narrators as they take turns speaking in the first person. Each perspective is subjective and unreliable in the sense that each character can only talk about her own feelings, thoughts, and impressions of what is happening around them. The omniscient or 'gods eye view' of the story comes with the participation of the reader as they piece together what each character is doing whilst the others are busy, thus allowing the reader to see what might be happening in the plot before even the characters do.

The majority of the book is devoted to the first-person narrative of Imogene...

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