Eoin Colfer Writing Styles in The Eternity Code

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Point of View

The point of view in "The Eternity Code" is recounted from the third-person and omniscient perspective. This is proven by the fact that an unidentified narrator who does not actively appear in the narrative tells the story. Additionally, the narrator is privy to the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters, alternating between them to share inner workings with the reader. This is important as it allows the reader to know all of the angles of the story; however, some secrets are kept by the narrator's tactic of switching focus before a character's plans and intentions are fully revealed.

This novel is written using a fairly equal amount of exposition and dialogue. This is effective as the dialogue shows the interactions between characters which frequently explains their motivations. Meanwhile, the exposition serves to describe the characters' thoughts and plots which further provides motivation as well...

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