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Pariah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Meh...

    I wanted to like it, I really did. I liked the premise but was never caught up in it. Other reviewers seem to take issue with the sex scenes, but truthfully they were the only things that made the charcters even remotely three dimensional. Also, the Pariah.... we never really get answers about why she is immune, we are told that she was born addicted to drugs and then left to hang in the wind. Overall an ok beach read, but I feel like the author was aiming higher, with a stab at social theory in zombieland, and just fell short. Read World War Z instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Not good.

    I was going to write a detailed review. However, I do not think it is worth my time and effort after reading this book. Pariah was an interesting concept, but poor in execution.

    I get that it was supposed to be about the mental, physical, and moral breakdown of the living people trapped inside a high rise apartment building surrounded by the dead. Tormented by boredom, no modern amenities, and only a little food and water. They could even see the grocery store, but everyone died trying to get there. So these people simply gave up. A long time later the pariah, Mona, is introduced. This plot could have been done in a way that was psychologically compelling.

    Unfortunately, for the reader, Pariah was not written that way. The pariah is not introduced until the last third of the book. The many grotesque sex scene descriptions were unnecessary. Reading about a character reading is dull. More so, when there are long descriptions so you feel like you are actually reading whole chapters along with the character. There was so much filler in this book. There were too many details and not enough to keep the storyline moving along at all. After the first 50 pages, I realized that this book should have been a novella or a longer short story. It went on too long.

    After a short while, I realized that I did not care what happened to any of these two dimensional stereotypical characters. Even Mona, the pariah, was a flat character. She was protected from zombies and even repelled them. This could have been a great character, but she was not.

    In this novel, I keep thinking about what could have made this story robust and interesting, but in reality it all falls short of mildly compelling. It is overall disappointing. The concept was good, but was ruined by this book.

    Please do not waste your time or money. There are many well written novel zombie stories avaible. Try one of those instead.

    -AvidReader

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    a social commentary... not a zombie novel

    this was not a zombie novel. sure there was zombies in the story. they even attacked and ate humans. however, the were such a small portikn of the story that it deema nessiscary to state that this book is about socailbissues that are previlante today abd wat woukd happen is zombie plague arrose. very boring

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