"Pariah is one of the most crazed, hilarious, bitter, brutal novels this side of those composed on violent wards." Ed Gorman

"Pariah is all I know of bliss and lament. Bliss at reading a superb novel and lament at knowing that Dave Zeltserman has now raised the bar so high, we're screwed." Ken Bruen

"It's the kind of book that is going to spoil whatever I read next, as it's going to be found wanting compared to this. This is a book that anyone with even the slightest interest in the crime or thriller genres simply must get their hands on, as it's bound to have a huge impact on you." The Bookbag

"This is a masterpiece." Seymour Shubin

"Pariah is sharply satirical and mean as a junkyard dog with a burr on its butt." Bill Crider

"For those who prefer the darker slice of life, Pariah will keep you glued to its pages. The chain reaction of Kyle Nevin’s release from prison on the world around him is the stuff of nuclear explosions. Violent, sexual and relentless, there are no holds barred anywhere in this wonderful launch into evil. The meek beware … be-very-ware." Charlie Stella

"Mean like bad whiskey and sophisticated like good scotch, PARIAH is a rare find and a scorching read. " Cortright McMeel

"Its rare that a meta novel ends up being entertaining as well as clever, but Dave Zeltserman’s excellent new novel, Pariah manages that trick very successfully; at once a noir-ish kidnap novel and an attack on the nature of celebrity memoir, plagiarism and the worst excesses of the publishing industry." Crime Scene Scotland

Pariah is available in the UK now, and will be available in the US this October.

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Comment by Dave Zeltserman on February 2, 2009 at 3:16am
I'll send you an email offline so I don't give it away to other readers.
Comment by Dave Zeltserman on February 2, 2009 at 2:58am
Don, thanks for giving Pariah an early try, and am glad it hit you the way it did. Btw. There's probably a certain news story that you thought I was basing part of the book on--I actually wrote it months before the story broke, one of those cases of truth being stranger than fiction.

While the books not being released in the US until October, amazon is cheating and leaking copies now for anyone interested.
Comment by Don Anderson on February 2, 2009 at 2:46am
I just finished this noir gem, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Nasty, brutal, satirical and evil. What's not to like? Do yourself a favor and find yourself a copy. You will not be disappointed.

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