Okay, I’ve got a snippet from “Cannibal Hearts” to share, it’s a character description of Agony Delapour, who showed up at the end of “Catskinner’s Book”.
“Agony Delapour was the question mark at the end of a question that nobody wanted to know the answer to. People were scared of me because they knew what Catskinner could do. People were even more scared of Agony because they have no idea what she can do. People who were inconvenient to her died in messy and inexplicable ways that had no direct connection to her. She seemed to know everything about everybody without having any traceable sources of information. Nobody knew where she lived, or where she was from, nobody ever claimed to have any solid information on her at all. She communicated by e-mail and a series of cheap disposable phones that changed weekly.
She just showed up, like some obscure goddess of misfortune, descending from the skies to land in a big suite in an airport hotel, and Hell followed after.
And now she was coming here, for some project that required a meeting with all the top staff of Nova Properties. As something to worry about, it was aces.”
So, too purple? I have a tendency to go over the top. I really like this bit, but I don’t know if it works.