Dean Koontz Writing Styles in The Husband

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The majority of the novel is presented through Mitch's point of view. The reader goes along with Mitch as he tries desperately to save his wife. A few chapters are seen through Holly's point of view. These chapters are also written in the third person point of view. However, these chapters are not written in the past tense as the chapters seen through Mitch's eyes are. Holly's chapters are written in the present tense, giving the chapters more urgency.

The point of view of this novel works for several reasons. The chapters written in Mitch's point of view keep the reader close to the action as Mitch attempts to find a way to save his wife. If not seen through Mitch's eyes, these chapters would lose some of their impact on the reader. The reader...

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