First person: Does it limit suspense? When you're reading a first-person thriller, is the suspense hampered by knowledge that, barring some weird paranormal incident, the protagonist survives? My current story involves a lot of sneaking around by the antihero (a burglar); I tell it through his eyes because I'm (a) interested in conveying his view of the world, though I know this can also be done in the third person, and (b) think it's (somewhat) more exciting to convey these sneak sequences through the first person than limited third, because of the immediacy. Back to the question, though. Does first person lessen suspense? Are you bored by the knowledge that the narrator survives?