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Peter F. Hamilton Writing Styles in The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict

Peter F. Hamilton
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the third person. Therefore, all accounts of events and characters' emotions are reliable. As the narrative skips back and forth between a large cast of characters, it is necessary to have one objective and omniscient narrator who can speak with authority about what is happening throughout the whole galaxy. This omniscient view also allows the reader to have knowledge that the characters may not, building dramatic irony or suspense. For example, as the Confederation prepares for its ambush of Capone, the reader knows that Capone is aware of their plans and plotting his own strike against them.

Events are usually told through the eyes of particular characters, though rare descriptive or explanatory passages do occur, usually to provide exposition for a particular planet, society, or technology. Readers are allowed deep into the thoughts and motivations that make the...

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