In the past year I've come across a few books written in the third person that I just cannot get on with or get used to - which is annoying because the stories all looked so good and had great reviews. I had never realized that there were different types of third person writing until I tried reading this style. It's hard to describe the style other than by giving examples, so here is a little comparison to show what I'm getting at. Jim walks to the car, the wind is coming from the north, it blows his scarf this way and that. His wife, Maggie, calls to their dog, a stubby Jack Russell terrier named Toddy. Toddy is not used to going in the car, this is strange to him. Maggie walks over and picks him up. As opposed to: Jim walked to the car, the wind was coming from the north, it blew his scarf this way and that. His wife, Maggie, called to their dog, a stubby Jack Russell terrier named Toddy. Toddy wasn't used to going in the car, it was strange to him. Maggie walked over and picked him up. I'd love to know if the first example is a particular style, and if anyone else has a problem with it.