Brett is bearded, hirsute, myopic, bespectacled, bald (and occasionally hatted), articulate but often quiet, hypertensive, hungry, bookish and fidgety. He’s passionate about politics, fiction, horror movies, sociology, etymology, history, literature, and the way these things (and everything else) intersect, and he brings that fervour and curiosity to his client interactions. He believes that villains aren't real: we all are trying to do our best, and even the people you most violently disagree with probably feel they are doing the right thing and doing the best they can. He has been bitten by snakes, spiders, dogs, geese, grasshoppers, fish, a horse and an ostrich, but says that it was always his fault, except in the case of the ostrich, which was an accident. Brett was also attacked by a swallow, but that was a misunderstanding.