His oval, chiseled face conjures images of African masks worn by ancestors in battle. Meager flesh cloaks a strong skeletal structure, although Lazarus is not thin. People think of him as lanky though, undoubtedly because his strut isn't stereotypical black. There's no rhythm, no syncopation, no glide. It's staccatoed and hesitant, as if, somewhere along life's journey, he lost faith in his feet.
—Daniel Black in Listen to the Lambs