Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 13:30:26 PST 2006

On 1/25/06, Philip Hart <philiph at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
> from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/26/books/26masl.html

> You bet we do. He is Capt. Diego Alatriste y Tenorio, the brooding,
> charismatic hero of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's wildly successful Spanish
> swashbuckling novels. He is profoundly cynical yet quietly principled,
> weary of battle yet ready to duel if he must. He is a man of few words but
> many melancholy gazes into the void.

>  He has an iguana, his familiar, on one shoulder.

No doubt you threw in that last line to add excitement and local color
to the narrative.