John Connolly Writing Styles in The Book of Lost Things

John Connolly
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Point of View

The book is intended to seem that it's presented from David's point of view and that perspective remains limited throughout the majority of the book. This means that the reader only knows what David knows, and only becomes aware of facts as he becomes aware of it. For example, David believes he hears his mother calling. Though the adult reader will believe that David's mother is dead, David believes he is hearing his mother's voice. Elsewhere is a magical place and it seems possible that David might find his mother or some reincarnation of his mother. He finally admits that his mother is dead, making it clear to the reader that she isn't going to reappear in the story. While the story is written in third person with David as the main character, the author gives the story an interesting twist near the end of...

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