Tom Rachman Writing Styles in The Imperfectionists: A Novel

Tom Rachman
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person point of view. The novel is written in a short story format and therefore each chapter has a different protagonist, or narrator. The author uses a point of view that allows the reader to feel close to the main character, but not so close as to know everything about the story. This allows for a few surprises at the end of some of the stories.

The point of view of this novel is appropriate to the format because the third person point of view limits any confusion a reader might experience with so many changes in narrating characters. The point of view also helps the reader to understand the thoughts and actions of the narrating characters, but leaves a distance that keeps the reader from knowing everything the narrating character knows. This allows for the author to surprise the...

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