Perhaps I am just paying more attention than I normally do to the mechanics of what I m reading. Currently I am reading Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. I have been struck by the fact that she uses all the tenses. One section uses present and future. I am sure I have read books like this before and just not noticed it. The manner in which she shifts tense and narration point is very interesting. I also noticed that she uses say/said a lot in an almost deliberate attempt to go against all the advice I was ever given. Any other books that shift tense in consecutive paragraphs?