ARRAY(0x9cd81eac)
 
Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars A gift or a curse?, 27 Dec 2013
This review is from: An Eye For An Eye For An Eye (Kindle Edition)
Simon Moralee is the man of the hour. The instant crime-solver extraordinaire with an exceptional talent or gift. He can see the face of crime, the face of the murderer and he can see who did what to whom.
I believe the gift isn't seeing the face of the murderer though.
I think the real gift Moralee has been given is giving the victims a sense of safety, respite even. Why? Because the last thing they see if Moralee connects with them, is his face and not that of the person who killed them. That is the true gift Simon Moralee imparts upon the victims.
Nash has a very distinctive style and I would suggest reading 52FF to get a better feel of it. His stories are always very complex and he tends to use the readers grey cells like a hockey puck. There is no slacking off you have to pay attention. I enjoy that about his work, although I do feel as if this time it might have been detrimental to the story he wanted to create, as opposed to the actual end product.
However saying that this is probably exactly what he intended.
Initially I thought the concept was crime and solving murders via the strange talents of Mr Moralee. The focus changed and it became more of a dark dialogue of moral right and wrong. The apathy of our society in general plays a huge role in it and I think Nash is trying to make some very important points. In the story the police force is minimized and Moralee is used as a crime solving tool. The easy fix instead of crime scene investigation. Media sensationalism instead of investigation. It is a suitable comparison to our era of less manpower and more social media. The 21st century automaton fix it strategy, which is slowly cutting out the humane aspect of our society.
Overall I think Nash has tried to outsmart the reader with his literary hockey puck and intellectual field plays, which is why his work will appeal to some and not at all to others.
With a Nash story you have to be prepared to look deeper. You have to read between the lines and look behind the corners he creates. Of you want reading material that will make your grey cells need a shot of Whiskey then Nash is your scribe.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of the author.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
2.58
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 409