Ian Fleming Writing Styles in The Spy Who Loved Me

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The novel is written as a diary type of autobiography written by the heroine, Viv Michel. Viv tells the story completely from her point of view, relating the events and her reactions to the reader through the use of the personal pronoun, I. At no point does any other character take over the narration, keeping it completely in Viv's voice, avoiding any confusion over who might be speaking.

This point of view works because it keeps the narration tight with only one viewpoint. It is an unusual point of view for a James Bond novel as previous Bond novels have been told in the third person and most often through the eyes of Bond himself. This novel never engages Bond's voice. In fact, Bond himself does not enter the narration until the final six chapters. The...

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