An unspoiled perspective on _Agyar_

Mon Jan 27 19:22:12 PST 2003

From: Steven Brust <skzb at dreamcafe.com>
[jacket copy on _Agyar_]
>I remember being delighted with the jacket 
>copy for that book.  I spoke with Patrick Neilsen Hayden at Tor, and he 
>chuckled, and explained that the production department had some sort of bet 
>going.  I don't remember what, but something like whoever first used the 
>>"V" word in connection with the book had to buy lunch.

I have access to the jacket copy now:

"What if you could live for centuries, and the only price was your soul?

Agyar is a man who has paid this price.  Born over a century ago, and once
a frivolous young man in search of pleasure, he found instead immortality
in a woman's blood-red lips."

(Why am I reminded of Joss Whedon's _Angel_?)

Anyway, that may not actually *use* the v-word, but I would say that 
it certainly makes things pretty clear.

   David Goldfarb       <*>|"I think hyperbole is the second greatest thing to
goldfarb at ocf.berkeley.edu  |come along since the invention of the mixing bowl."
goldfarb at csua.berkeley.edu |   -- Todd VerBeek, on rec.arts.comics.dc.lsh