Writing Styles in The Rise and Fall of DODO

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Point of View

The novel is a collection of documents, and their diversity offers a variety of perspectives in order to cover the novel’s plot. Most of the story is covered by Mel in a narrative-format “Diachronicle” that details her point of view on the events from DODO’s inception to the reconstitution of the renegades as an anti-Gráinne force. Her entries are supplemented by Rebecca’s diary, which delivers valuable character assessments and provides information about Rebecca and Oda’s reactions to events at DODO. These remain the only two perspectives until significantly into Part Two, when Gráinne’s letters to Grace O’Malley are added. Unlike Rebecca’s diary entries, which add information to events already delivered in Mel’s account, Gráinne’s letters give the reader access to events far beyond Mel’s reach, recounting Tristan’s time in 1601 London in...

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