Laurell K. Hamilton Writing Styles in The Lunatic Cafe

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Point of View

The Lunatic Cafe, by Laurel K. Hamilton is written in the first person. The narrator is the protagonist, Anita Blake. Blake is an animator, able to raise people from the dead, and a sanctioned vampire slayer. By writing the novel in the first person, the author allows the reader to experience things as they happen to Blake and to have a better understanding of the emotions and feelings she is experiencing.

The story contains long sections of dialogue, with equally long sections of description. Though some of the descriptive passages are used to allow the reader to visualize the setting of the novel, most are to explain the different events that take place. The Lunatic Cafe contains many fantastical or mythical creatures, and the descriptive passages allow one to understand their relationships with humans.

Setting

The novel takes place in St Louis, Missouri, during the month...

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