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Max Brooks Writing Styles in The Zombie Survival Guide

Max Brooks
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Because Brooks' book is written as a survival guide instead of as a traditional novel, its point of view is unique. Brooks writes in the second-person point of view, directly addressing the reader. The book functions as a conversation between the fictional author, an expert on zombies, and the reader, an average person hoping to gain the insight and information needed to survive a potential zombie attack. The author becomes the main character in the novel, since, instead of telling a story, the author gives information.

The reader only has the author's word and the substance of the author's text to judge the validity of the point of view. The author, then, becomes an unreliable narrator. What are the credentials of the author? He assures the reader that the information is well-researched and based on facts and evidence. However, the reader has no outside source or...

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