Eye for an Eye-18.95 Hardcover – Dec 1996
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By Monart Pon - Published on Amazon.com
_Eye for an Eye_ by Erika Holzer has a fast-paced plot, rich characterizations, frequent dialogue, crisp and concise wording, and a credible and moving narration about injustice leading to vigilantism and then anarchy -- well worth reading (for Rand fans or not). When, ten years ago, I saw the movie of the same name (starring Sally Field and Keifer Sutherland), I didn't know it was based on the novel, and it was only recently that I first read it. Then, after viewing the movie again, I found that, while I liked the well-produced movie, I enjoyed the novel's more complex plot, wider scope, and its philosophical framework. The chapter titles (each beginning with 'C', the first chapter being 'Catalyst'), are revelations of the tight organization of the story and of the theme and purpose. Some phrasing that especially attracted me include: 'fearball', 'passives and actives', and 'horror file'. Seeking the same pleasure, I'm going to read Erika Holzer's other novel, _Double Crossing_, too.