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The writing hasn't gotten any better and the characterization is still thin.
Dave Zeltserman perfectly captures what makes this guy tick and understands (unlike Forever Reader) the dark and dangerous psyche of the classic sociopath.
A heavily atmospheric noir style novel much like "Small Crimes" the book takes you deep into the world of Boston and its suburbs.
Lonni Lees, my sister and fellow writer, sent me this book. The moment I was introduced to main character Kyle Nevin a knot began to form in the pit of my stomach and tightened... Read morePublished 15 months ago by bublz79
As an example of noir, Dave Zeltserman's PARIAH, the second installment in his man-out-of-prison trilogy, is a cross between Don Tracy's ROUND TRIP (1934) and Jason Starr's FAKE... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by David Rachels
I am a huge fan of Zeltserman's work--THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD was probably my favorite read of the year--but I was warned that PARIAH was much grittier, hard-boiled, and noir. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by jenny milchman
Reading Dave Zeltserman's PARIAH was a slam to the side of the head with a sledgehammer, and that's a good thing if you enjoy digging into the mechanizations of the criminal mind. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by Lonni H. Lees
Dave Zeltserman's PARIAH is the best blue collar, Irish crime book since Dennis Lahane's MYSTIC RIVER. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Wryheat
One of the best crime books I've read.
Kyle Nevin is one of the fiercest characters I've read in a long time. Read more
With most through the eyes of the main character reads, where they are violent criminals, readers find something to sympathise with the villain, no matter what crimes they are... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by James N Simpson
The first half of the book was great. Should have quit there, because the second half was contrived at best.Published on June 9, 2010 by Jd Thornton
The development of these characters is so predictable (even for this genre) that I almost put it down. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by CCW