Ian Rankin Writing Styles in Tooth & Nail: An Inspector Rebus Novel

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The point of view allows the reader to see and hear the thoughts and emotions of the main characters without the intimacy of a first person point of view. The point of view also allows the writer to take the reader into the minds of multiple characters rather than being restricted to one character. The narrating characters in this novel include the main character, John Rebus, London detective George Flight, and the Wolfman.

The point of view of this novel works well because it allows the reader to both see the events in the novel from the hero's point of view as well as from the killer's point of view. The omniscient view point gives the reader access to the thoughts and emotions of the characters, which is important in allowing the reader to fully...

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