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Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in The Graveyard Book

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The narration follows the main character, Bod throughout most of the novel. However, there are several parts where the events in the plot are seen through the eyes of the man Jack or Bod's friend, Scarlett. This change of narration is not always clear to the reader, but it provides information to the reader that they might not have been aware of if the narration had stayed close to Bod.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it tells the story from the point of view of the main character, but allows the reader to see everything important to the development of the plot. In the beginning, the main character is only an infant; therefore, the narration at that point is more of an authorial voice, a voice that...

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