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Agyar (1993)

door Steven Brust

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From bestselling fantasy author Steven Brust comes this paranormal novel of immortality--and its price... Born over a century ago, Agyar was once a frivolous young man, before he found unwanted immortality in a woman's blood-red lips. Now he goes from woman to woman, and decade to decade, finding himself at last in an Midwestern college town, where he must choose between the seductions of salvation--and of destruction.… (meer)
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This was really, really interesting and well-done. It's also hard to write a review about this without getting spoilery, so spoilers follow.

This book is a pretty good antidote for all the vampire-romance lovers out there (yours truly included). Brust does the Hemingway thing where he refers to a lot of things obliquely and insinuates, and you have to piece it all together yourself. For instance, never once does he say the word vampire, nor does the narrator actually talk about drinking blood.

So when you take away some of the vampireness of the vampire, you start to really see how much the "seduction" of the vampire is like rape, and what sociopaths vampires really are. The romance disappears.

I also really love the theme in the book of the experience and process of writing, and how when you're reading it you feel like you're there with the narrator typing. You're present in the meta-narrative. And I love, love that when you go back to read the first passage of the book, it has a completely different significance and meaning than it did when you first read it.

Excellent plotting, excellent writing. I'm definitely going to read more Brust in the future.

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  xiaomarlo | Apr 17, 2019 |
I'll try to make this a spoilerless review. Hum, that's not easy. The book is written as though Agyar typed the manuscript as a kind of diary, with its Prologue and Epilogue added by another person. It's a successful and enjoyable framing technique. You should work out what's going on pretty fast, but the book remains engaging until the end. In fact, this is the first book I've read for a while without thinking that I must hurry through to get to the rest of the to-read pile. That's a big deal. Recommended for dark fantasy and horror readers. ( )
1 stem alsatia | May 11, 2013 |
Wow, this took a little getting into but it sneaks up on you and grabs the back of your neck. If you're going to read this, DO NOT READ ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT. It wouldn't be as fun without the slow realization of what is really going on. ( )
1 stem JenneB | Apr 2, 2013 |
*note to self. Copy from A.
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is one of those odd books that when I started it I realized right off the bat it would be really different than anything I've read recently and thought I would like it, only to get a bit further in and start to have a bit of trouble pushing through. This lasted a bit until the last part of the story where I became used to the writing style and the plot as a whole picked up to where I can ultimately say this was an enjoyable book.

In this we get a man by the name of ____ Agyar (he uses a variety of first names). We learn almost immediately there is something unusual about him, he seems young on the outside but thinks old. Agyar as a character provides an interesting dichotomy as an anti-hero. We see him both as a monster, as he does monstrous things but also as a sympathetic creature as he loves, regrets and struggles against unnatural bonds. I felt like I wanted to root for him but often times his dreadful deeds made me feel that he should get what he deserves. In addition to the odd first person POV there is much which we must extrapolate from between the lines to get a full view of what is going on. Agyar does not tell us what he is or even precisely about the act that is what makes him what he is. We watch and consider and ultimately it does become clear. Certainly a different way of going about telling a tale. Although not overwhelmingly violent or particularly romantic it did contain elements of each plot device despite not exploring them in any sort of a traditional way.

Although I don't often talk about the cover, this particular one (the one with the roses) struck me at first as rather ridiculous until we learn about the pivotal role of this particular imagery later in the story. It made it a much more interesting picture to me.

On the whole this was a pretty unusual book, but it is also probably one that will stick out in my memory because of it. I'd recommend it to those who like monster tales that break the mold of what we're used to. ( )
  Jenson_AKA_DL | Mar 18, 2010 |
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From bestselling fantasy author Steven Brust comes this paranormal novel of immortality--and its price... Born over a century ago, Agyar was once a frivolous young man, before he found unwanted immortality in a woman's blood-red lips. Now he goes from woman to woman, and decade to decade, finding himself at last in an Midwestern college town, where he must choose between the seductions of salvation--and of destruction.

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