Jo Nesbo Writing Styles in The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel

Jo Nesbo
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Point of View

This novel is told from the point of view of an omniscient third-person narrator. The use of this point of view allows the author to share the thoughts, emotions and actions of a variety of different characters including Harry, the hero of the novel and Valentin, the villain of the novel. Because the narrator is omniscient, he is able to share with the reader Harry’s struggle with himself as he tries to determine his motivation for going after Valentin. At the same time, the narrator is also able to share with the reader Valentin’s thoughts about raping his mother. There is no particular character of focus in this novel. Nearly all of the characters have at least several sections of the novel in which their thoughts and emotions are recorded. This novel would not work well from the first person point of view...

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