In Praise of the Unpopular Omniscient POV: “All the Light We Cannot See”

In Praise of the Unpopular Omniscient POV: “All the Light We Cannot See”

There is much to be praised about Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “All the Light We Cannot See.” From its memorable protagonists to its epic World War II setting, the novel has all the elements of a great read. But what struck me the most is Doerr’s effective use of the unpopular omniscient point of view. Most writing teachers, editors, and literary agents advise writers to avoid the omni POV.

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