John Hart Writing Styles in The Last Child

John Hart
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Point of View

The general point of view is that of the knowing narrator. That voice manages to make sense of the characters and to reveal their motives, while providing a narrative fremework. But within that overall point of view, there are multiple points of view of various characters. Johnny Merrimon has the point of view orf an anxious, afraid adolescent boy trying to find some stability in his life; Katherine Robinson's point of view is based on low self-esteen and chronic drug use; Detective Hunt's point of view is that of an obsessive, proud cop and southerner who can not accept defeat—especially in the area of finding Alyssa Merrimon. Ken Holloway's point of view is that other humans, especially Katherine Merrimon, exist only for his pleasure and amusement; he seems unable to summon empathy or even kindness from his soul. The author's point of view toward...

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