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by Erika Holzer

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ISBN:
0312851863
ISBN13:
978-0312851866
Author:
Erika Holzer
Publisher:
Tor Books; 1st edition (April 1, 1993)
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Pages:
251 pages
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1560 kb
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1557 kb
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Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.6

Erika Holzer is an American novelist and essayist who was a close associate of Ayn Rand. Her novel Eye for an Eye was the basis for a major motion picture of the same name.

Erika Holzer is an American novelist and essayist who was a close associate of Ayn Rand. She has also co-authored two nonfiction books with her husband, professor of law Henry Mark "Hank" Holzer. Erika and her husband, both lawyers, were students of Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in New York City during the 1960s.

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 an 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.

Erika Holzer, an attorney, understands the system, and more importantly she understands the society she and the rest of us live in. She has created a plot from what could be, and often is, any newspaper headline, and carried it a step further, a step many of us would not take but think about in our darkest moments. Holzer’s characters are vividly created, impassioned, and interestingly flawed so that we relate to them and believe they.

Holzer’s Eye for an Eye became a Paramount Pictures feature film starring Sally Field and Kiefer Sutherland. Erika Holzer can be contacted at erika. com and through ww. rikaholzer. Customers Also Bought Items By. . Barbara Branden Leonard Peikoff.

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Her novel "Eye for an Eye" was the basis for a major motion picture of the same name. She has also co-authored two nonfiction books with her husband, Henry Mark Holzer. Erika and her husband "Hank," both lawyers, were students of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in New York City during the 1960s

Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American psychological thriller film, directed by John Schlesinger and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American psychological thriller film, directed by John Schlesinger and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The story was adapted from Erika Holzer's novel of the same name. The film opened on January 12, 1996. This film was remade in India as the Hindi film Dushman (1998), starring Kajol in a double role.

After listening over the telephone to her daughter's rape and murder, Karen Newman decides to fight back, joining a vigilante group whose sworn aim is to exterminate criminals worldwide. National ad/promo.
Reviews:
  • IWantYou
It definitely not like the movie. Kinda boring.
  • Leceri
Preposterous concept executed poorly.
  • Dordred
“Let me say, for openers, that Erika Holzer is a master of dialogue!
As for her characters, the way she gives us Kagan’s sense of detachment is superb. It makes him a suspect character from early on. And Claudia is a marvel. She and Karen have a lovely friendship. I also admire Holzer’s shrink, Dr. James Coyne AKA Jamie. His profession allows him singularly thoughtful judgments. Holzer’s characterizations were nicely fleshed out, even down to the fashions the women wear and the food they cook and eat.
The final scene between Karen and the young boy, Tony, was both surprising and gratifying.
Eye for an Eye has so many mystifying twists and turns that it demands a reader’s close attention. This is NOT light reading. I learned a great deal about the criminal justice system from the heroine, Karen Newman. Now more than ever after reading this novel, I think the system needs reforming—and I would certainly prosecute violent juveniles as adults.
The curious dedication of this book: "To the victims of violent crime, dead or alive" reveals something about its topical stance and profound political ideas. Now that our nation is increasingly alert to violence, whether in our streets, schools, or bedrooms, we obsessively seek answers to the origins of evil. Eye for an Eye is a gripping story of both a confrontation with raw evil and our nation's increasing obsession with law and order. The novel's Prologue serves as a chilling entryway to reflections on crime and punishment that pronounce on our violent age not unlike Dostoevsky did on 19th-century Russia. Erika Holzer's gift for narrative tension, her powers of character analysis, and her gift for dialogue make this a book to remember, to argue about, and--for anyone who has been victimized--to cherish.
  • RUsich155
Let me say, for openers, that Erika Holzer is a master of dialogue!
As for her characters, the way she gives us Kagan’s sense of detachment is superb. It makes him a suspect character from early on. And Claudia is a marvel. She and Karen have a lovely friendship. I also admire Holzer’s shrink, Dr. James Coyne AKA Jamie. His profession allows him singularly thoughtful judgments. Holzer’s characterizations were nicely fleshed out, even down to the fashions the women wear and the food they cook and eat.
The final scene between Karen and the young boy, Tony, was both surprising and gratifying.
Eye for an Eye has so many mystifying twists and turns that it demands a reader’s close attention. This is NOT light reading. I learned a great deal about the criminal justice system from the heroine, Karen Newman. Now more than ever after reading this novel, I think the system needs reforming. The curious dedication of this book: "To the victims of violent crime, dead or alive" reveals something about its topical stance and profound political ideas. Now that our nation is increasingly alert to violence, whether in our streets, schools, or bedrooms, we obsessively seek answers to the origins of evil. Eye for an Eye is a gripping story of both a confrontation with raw evil and our nation's increasing obsession with law and order. The novel's Prologue serves as a chilling entryway to reflections on crime and punishment that pronounce on our violent age not unlike Dostoevsky did on 19th-century Russia. Erika Holzer's gift for narrative tension, her powers of character analysis, and her gift for dialogue make this a book to remember, to argue about, and--for anyone who has been victimized--to cherish.
  • Onaxan
_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 an 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.
  • Best West
Truth be told, I watched the movie first on Amazon Prime, and loved it, so that took away somewhat from my enjoyment of the book, but they were both marvelous!
  • Malien
I had high hopes for this book after reading Holzer's Freedom Bridge, which I really liked. Plus this one had been made into a movie - it has to be good, right? Nope. I finished it only because I kept hoping it would get better. The premise is fine - an outlaw vigilante group that finds victims and families of victims of violent crime and exact revenge. Except the book wasn't really much about that; it was kind of all over the place. Is it a book about vigilantes? About a love story? Crime thriller? It was only sort of all those, and yet not much at all. I found the story line confusing to follow and the characters, other than the main one, to be very underdeveloped. On top of all that, it's not well written and my Kindle copy had plenty of spelling and grammar error. Not recommended.
I saw the film before reading the book. I think I like the film better. The first part of the book is good. The subsequent parts, however, I think are a bit out of control especially the parts when Karen worked as a double agent and when she confronted with Kagan.