John Grisham Writing Styles in The Racketeer

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Point of View

The point of view is for the most part first person. The narrator is Malcolm Bannister, a forty-three year old man serving time in the Frostburg Federal Prison Camp for money laundering. The point of view is not entirely reliable since the reader finds out later in the book that Malcolm has kept some very important information to himself and not shared it through his narration. The reader is only given the information that Malcolm wishes to share and therefore the entire truth is not revealed until the end. The author does this for the affect of the story, but it does not give the reader a trust in Malcolm and his information.

Due to the first person narrative being so narrow in scope, there are parts of the story that are also told in third person. These are scenes that Malcolm cannot witness directly, but...

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