Michael Crichton Writing Styles in The Great Train Robbery

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person point of view. The story is told through the voice of the author, written as though a documentary style non-fiction book about an actual crime. While the novel is based on a robbery that in fact did happen, it has been fictionalized and the novel contains things about the crime that no one could possibly have ever learned.

The point of view of the novel is interesting because of the authorial voice that the writer uses to tell his story. The author gives a great deal of information throughout the novel, writing a fictional story with the same tone and style of a non-fiction book. This gives the novel an interesting feel, a sense of reality that might not be present with the use of a different point of view. Due to the nature of the novel, this point...

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