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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> find...like 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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