Janet Tashjian Writing Styles in The Gospel According to Larry

Janet Tashjian
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Point of View

The point of view of this book is first person throughout, though the actual narrator varies from Janet Tashjian to Josh to Larry. The point of view is limited and reliable, and this is proven by the fact that Josh can only share his own thoughts and feelings. While he conjectures as to the feelings and thoughts of other characters, he cannot speak of them with any real authority. This point of view is important to the novel's plot because Josh writes his manuscript with the goal of sharing his side of the story, and by writing from his own perspective, he manages to do so. Janet Tashjian introduces and ends the narrative by insisting that Josh's story is his own, not a work of her imagination.

The novel is written using approximately seventy-five percent exposition, with the remainder of the story being told through dialogue...

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