Writing Styles in The Strain

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Point of View

Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan tell their novel The Strain from the third-person, limited-omniscient perspective. This is done for at least two primary reasons. The first is that the wide array of characters, events, and places make a third-person narrator necessary to offer the reader a sense of unity between the components. The narrator provides a single strand that unites each of these different points in the plot. The second reason is to provide more groundwork for suspense, by keeping the reader in the dark about many different parts of the plot with the limited-omniscient mode. Events unfold to the characters and to the reader at the same time.

Language and Meaning

Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan tell their novel The Strain in language that is brief, simple, and straightforward. This is done for at least two primary reasons. First, the story is...

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