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Agyar by Steven Brust
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Jun 30, 2012

really liked it
Read in June, 2012

a very different vampire story.
most reviews make a big deal about the fact that the word "vampire" is never used - which I took to mean that it's only hinted at that the protagonist (NOT the hero. just...the protagonist. I think this character fits the "anti-hero" definition far better than most to which it is applied) is a vampire. that's not the case at all - it's simply that, from the perspective of the protagonist his vampiric nature is as natural as anything else. it's just not worth mentioning. And while that may seem to be a backhanded compliment, I assure you it is the opposite. Brust gets into the mind of Agyar so well that I swung between sympathy and disgust with equal measure throughout, frequently in the same sentence.

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