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Old September 21 2013, 05:08 PM   #32
Greg Cox
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Re: First-person narratives

And though I'm "defending" third-person, I should make it clear that I personally dislike writing first-person, not reading it!

Case in point: I really enjoyed Dan Wells' I Am Not a Serial Killer and its sequels, which (as the title implies) are written in first-person from the POV of a teenage boy who is trying very hard not to become a serial killer--despite definite tendencies in that direction. Since the books are, to a large part, all about him wrestling with his own inner demons, it makes sense that you would want to be inside his head the whole book--since that's where most of the conflict is!
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