David Baldacci Writing Styles in The Target

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The novel is told through the narration of multiple characters, ranging from Robie and Reel to Earl Fontaine and Chung-Cha. The author uses multiple characters in order to show the reader information that might not have been available in the plot if the story were told only from the point of view of one or two characters.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it is a complicated, spy novel that has many players and many characters. The third person point of view that allows the reader to see into the minds of so many characters allows the reader to learn things that might not have been obvious if the point of view were handled differently. However, this point of view also introduces so many characters that the...

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