Review: Pariah by Bob Fingerman

Title - Pariah
Author - Bob Fingerman
Year - 2010
Stand Alone or Series - Stand Alone
Pages - 317
Reading Time - 9 days in November

A global plague has nearly vanquished mankind; the citizenry of New York City is no exception. Eight million zombies. Shoulder to shoulder. Walking the streets, looking for their next meal of human flesh. The residents of an Upper East Side walkup have joined forces to keep themselves safe, the pageant of walking rot outside their windows a constant reminder of the their foreseeable fate. Trapped in the safety of their building, the tenants find themselves at each others’ throats. When they spy a lone teenage girl who walks unharmed among the undead, impervious, their world opens up.

As you all know, I love a good zombie book and I grab one I read it in a flash. This novel premise is good but the ending not so good. 

The story begins after the "end of the world" and zombies are infesting the city of NY. The residents of a building are starving when a girl arrives walking freely amidst the zombies. She arrives as a saviour and start doing chores for them. But this girl is different. 
Some residents start wondering why can't she do what she can and not they. After months in isolation the mind of the residents is completly destroyed, paranoid so the interaction between them and the girl and the zombies is one of the highlight of the novel. 

The ending was quite different from what I expected and that was dissapointed. I think it was against the setting of the book or the mood. 
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