Nathan Hill Writing Styles in The Nix

Nathan Hill
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Point of View

Much of this book is filled with dark humor and cynical commentary about the state of America today. The voice is cynical and sarcastic, making for a humorous book that makes readers feel slightly guilty for laughing. In fact, much of the humor is only funny after the book is put away and readers get a chance to reflect on what was being implied within certain chapters.

This story is mostly told from the perspective of a third person omniscient narrator. Occasionally, readers are thrust into the mind of a character, revealing internal fears and feelings that person has, but this is rather infrequent. The omniscience of the narrator allows readers to deeply understand the motivations each of the characters have for behaving in the mysterious, and often hurtful, ways that they do. We are treated to an in-depth psychological analysis, making the final reflection...

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