Ann Patchett Writing Styles in The Patron Saint of Liars

Ann Patchett
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The point of view of this novel is first person. Each section of the novel is written from the point of view of a different character, but only that character narrates his or her own section. The first person point of view allows the reader to see an intimate side of each of these characters that is not available when another character is the narrator, therefore the writer is able to bring the reader close to each main character while still utilizing the highly intimate first person point of view.

The point of view of this novel can be a little jarring for the reader when the transition from one narrator to another takes place. The first half of the novel is seen from Rose's point of view. The reader grows close to Rose, reading the novel as though her words are written specifically for the...

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