Yesterday, the missus grilled me about the differences in current American fiction and British fiction. Just our way of having a stimulating chat, you know? I've read a lot of domestic and British fiction over the past couple of years, and having been asked the question, here's what I've noted:
Irish fiction seems to be predominantly first person writing, i.e., you're living within the skin of the narrator, who is also an actor in the story.
American fiction, while diverse, tends toward a third person point of view - but a POV that follows a character almost as closely as first person.
English fiction, at least the authors I've read, tend toward a third person that resembles nineteenth century fiction. In this take, the narrator is much less transparent, almost a character in the story.
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