Patricia Cornwell Writing Styles in Trace

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Point of View

[Not having read the book but only the quotes below, I have to say this book has no first person in it. First person would be the narrative told in the "I"-as in "I went to Richmond." The author or narrator uses the third person throughout, but she uses the points of view of the many different characters. Therefore, I think this section need to be rewritten and reanalyzed, which I cannot do since I haven't read the book.]The point of view in Trace is a subtle blend of first and third person narrative, designed to create a feeling of detachment in each of the characters. On the surface, the entire book is written in the first person. The point of view shifts from chapter to chapter and sometimes even within chapters when more than one main character is present in a given scene...

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