Brian Freeman Writing Styles in The Night Bird

Brian Freeman
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Point of View

This novel is told from the third-person point of view of an omniscient narrator. There is really not one particular character upon whom the narrator focuses. The direction of the story determines which character’s thoughts and emotions are being shared at the time. The narrator appears to be reliable since he does not seem to be partial to any one character or any one school of thought as he relays the story. For instance, he does not criticize Frankie for meddling in people’s minds; he simply lays out that facts and lets the reader make up his mind.

The third-person point of view is ideal for this novel because there is too much going on to be adequately presented by a first-person narrator. The third person is required in order for the author to be able to describe things like Frankie’s therapy...

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