Drew Magary Writing Styles in The Postmortal

Drew Magary
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Point of View

The entire novel is told from the first person point of view, but it is told from the point of view of someone who has been long dead. So, though the entries are in first person, the reader understands that everything that is shown in the entries has already happened and come to some conclusion.

What is interesting to note is that though it is written in first person, many of the magazine articles, news feeds, and so forth, are not in first person, but in third person, past. However, these serve a greater purpose in offering a wider scope to the first person narrative.

John, as the first person narrator, is often an unreliable narrator, and as such the news accounts and blog entries serve to act as a point and counterpoint to John's comments and personal entries. The reader is able to gain...

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