Jeff Hobbs Writing Styles in The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Jeff Hobbs
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Structure

The book's structure is linear, offering a chronological sequence of events starting from a time before Rob's birth until a time just after his death. The author does not use any flashbacks.

There is a prologue where the author addresses the reader directly. Here, he explains his methodology into writing the book: who he interviewed, how he filled in gaps, and how much of the dialog is natural and how much is invented.

The bulk of the book comes from either first hand or second hand sources. During the scenes at Yale, Jeff Hobbs, the narrator, is interacting with Rob so there is a fresh first person perspective. During the times of Rob's life where Jeff is not present, he gets information about key moments in the life of Rob Peace through those closest to him. He does not provide multiple versions of the same event. Different...

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