Jasper Fforde Writing Styles in Thursday Next in Lost in a Good Book: A Novel

Jasper Fforde
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Point of View

Lost in a Good Book is presented in the first-person point of view with the narrator being Thursday Next. Thursday is a Literary Detective and the main character of the novel. Thursday tells the story of the event as they occur and happen to her. Since she is the main character of the novel, it is appropriate for her to be the narrator. The limitation of the use of the first person is that the knowledge of the reader is limited to the knowledge of the narrator. There is no third person narrator to fill in the background information or to tell of events that happen outside the purview of the storyteller. This means that the reader learns of events, such as the eradication of Landen when Thursday learns of them. However, the character of Thursday Next is well informed and present at most of the...

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