YMMV / Best Served Cold

  • Jerkass Woobie: Castor, averted in the end, as all the bad things that have happened to him are his own fault.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Nicomo Cosca is a Deconstruction of this trope, falling just short on all points.
  • Spoiled by the Format: Two twists are spoiled in the audiobook by the fact that the narrator reads dialogue of unnamed characters in their recognizable accent, making their identity obvious before the text reveals it.
    • Nicomo Cosca's appearance before Friendly, after his apparent death, spoils the reveal that he is still alive when he appears later.
    • The "bed trick" sequence, in which Monza and Shivers are teased as having sex with each other but ultimately revealed to be screwing two other people in separate rooms, is spoiled by the accents of their partners.