Whilst comparing notes with a friend, I realised that I have ten different perspectives on the relatively small scaled events of my novel, whilst my friend who is writing an epic-scaled fantasy has only three. I'm writing in the third person, and switch between the characters infrequently. Typically, they have their own chapters, but three of the "villain" characters are close, so they often share chapters, and I have two detectives who work together. The one leads, but the other will sometimes have paragraphs or sections to himself. The final perspective is from a disembodied narrator figure. Is this a case of too many cooks or is it just down to style?