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what point of view is used in this novel?

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bigant | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 9, 2008 at 1:53 AM via web

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what point of view is used in this novel?

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bobolin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 9, 2008 at 3:14 AM (Answer #1)

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Detective stories are based upon the law of improbabilities. To achieve its purpose of shocking readers, every detective story must have, if not a new trick, at least a new combination of old ones. Author Fisher uses two old ones: reanimation and double dual identity. His readers may be able to control their jitters when someone who looks a great deal like poor old Frimbo suddenly enters the proceedings, alive, hearty and verbose. They will be amazed at what reappearing Frimbo has to say about death-rites in the African tribe of which he is king; at what he keeps in the bottles in his medicine chest: at who it was that tried to whack him on the head with a greasy human leg-bone.

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