I'm currently reading The Year of the Flood: A Novel by Margaret Atwood.
First - I love the book. I downloaded the first chapter, for free, on my Kindle, and only made it part way through before I decided to buy the complete book. The only other book I ever read by her is A Handmaid's Tale - excellent read, if you haven't already read the book.
The book takes place from two perspectives so far. Fine. Dandy. Good.
The book takes place from two different points of view: first person and third person.
Okay, this is jarring for me. I don't know why, it just is. So, my question: do you switch from different points of views in your projects?
If yes - why??
If no - why??
I know, I'm not making it easy on my followers and lurkers this close to Christmas, or whatever holiday they might celebrate.
Personally, I don't think this switch in points of view takes anything away from the novel. It's still good, gripping, and makes me want to keep reading. The switch just always makes me pause and go huh before I start reading again.
I'm just wondering why an author would do the multiple point of view thingy, especially since the transition is always a bit bumpy. Any thoughts?