I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I love this post. I need to remember to trot it out whenever I do a Christopher Pike reread (yes, I plan to do more, I'm just not sure how soon).
Whisper of Death wasn't included, so I figured I'd go through and identify its literary devices myself. The ones I'm sure about:
And the ones I'm iffy about:
That's only 6 "for sure" literary devices, whereas my long-time favorite Pike book, Remember Me, includes 14. Interesting...