Michel Faber Writing Styles in Under the Skin

Michel Faber
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Point of View

This story is told by a third person omniscient narrator. The story is told mostly from Isserley’s point of view with the author focusing on her thoughts and emotions. This emphasis on Isserley is necessary so that the reader can understand why Isserley has such a drastic change of mind about her job and way of life.

There are also points in the novel that the narrator gives the points of view of the hitchhikers who are picked up by Isserley. This is done so that the reader can get an idea what Isserley looks like from the point of view of a real vodsel. Although Isserley believes she is unattractive, most of the vodsels whom she picks up see her as having some sort of unique beauty even though they mostly focus on the huge breasts that have been grafted onto her.

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