Alden John Bell Writing Styles in The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel

Alden John Bell
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Point of View

The story is written in third person but almost completely from the limited perspective of Temple, the main character of the story who spends a great deal of time alone. The limited perspective is acceptable in this story because the action follows Temple throughout her travels. There are pieces of historic information presented in the form of flashbacks. For example, it's noted that Temple and Malcolm, a little boy who might have been Temple's biological brother, spent some time with a man who cared for them much as he might have cared for his own children. Temple's memories of this part of her life are all the reader knows about that situation, but that's really all the reader needs to know. The limited perspective means the reader doesn't know what's happening with other characters until Temple finds out. This is an important aspect of the author's...

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