Christopher Moore Writing Styles in The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Christopher Moore
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Point of View

The novel uses a third person omniscient point of view that focuses on different characters at different times. The narrator is objective and reliable, reporting the actions, thoughts and emotions of one character at a time. However, throughout the course of the novel, many characters are used as the narrator. This broad approach to storytelling presents a rich tapestry effect that is necessary for a story about what happens to a whole town that it is invaded by a predator drawn to depression.

The narrator goes into detail of the thoughts and emotions of Theo, Val, and Molly, providing a deeper level of characterization for these characters. Steve, the sea beast, also serves as the focus for the narration at times, providing a thorough look at his character as well as his past. When the focus is on Catfish, the reader gets not only a view...

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