Re: RARA-AVIS: Dave Zeltserman's KILLER...

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 13 Jun 2010

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     I read KILLER a couple of weeks ago, and PARIAH a month before that. I though both were fantastic, but I think that KILLER is a better-written book, and it really has me excited to read what Mr. Zeltserman puts out next (no pressure Dave). To be fair, the two books are in different styles, and I do prefer the style in which KILLER was written, but I also found the characters more interesting, the situations more realistic, and I preferred its narrative structure.

     Still actively looking for SMALL CRIMES and FAST LANE (might even break down and order them online, though I did buy two of his ebooks off Smashwords which I have yet to start reading).


    On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Ron Clinton <> wrote:
    > I finished KILLER last night, and found it to be another fantastic book by
    > Dave.  It even added -- to a slight degree -- elements from another niche
    > genre that I love, hitman novels.  Obviously, that wasn't the focus, per se,
    > but that contextual element added to the other main components of the book
    > (the noirish, faltering quest for redemption, lone man struggling against
    > odd and the weight of society, etc.) made for a terrific package.
    > I think I'd still say PARIAH is my favorite of the man-out-of-prison
    > trilogy, however.  It was a close call, to say the least, and there are
    > elements of KILLER that I think do transcend PARIAH, but overall I think
    > PARIAH still stands as my favorite.  But, in the end, PARIAH and KILLER are
    > both terrific works...that I preferred one fractionally more than the other
    > is like saying I like Rocky Road fudge more than walnut fudge...the degree
    > of preference is so small it's really not worth mentioning. ;-)
    > I enthusiastically recommend this book -- especially to folks on this list.
    > Books this good and finely-tuned to our particular preferences are tough to
    > a killer's stiletto blade to the heart (a lil' in-reference for
    > those who have read the book), this one hits the target dead-on.
    > Ron C.

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