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James Patterson Writing Styles in Violets Are Blue

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Style

Point of View

The author varies the point of view throughout the novel. Most of the time, Alex Cross tells the story in first person. The reader hears his frustrations and most intimate thoughts. He shares his personal and professional life. The reader also sees some of the story from a third person point of view when following the Alexander brothers and the Mastermind. The point of view is not omniscient, however. When the point of view switches to third person, the reader sees less of the actions. Often the narration becomes more vague, only clarifying when the point of view returns to Cross.

Though the book is a crime thriller, it does not remain a mystery for long. In the tenth chapter, the reader learns the identity of the killers. The remainder of the novel serves as a drama of cat and mouse. The reader watches as Cross...

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