Eye Spy by Tahir Shah review

An interesting main character that of Dr Kaine an eye doctor. The short chapters enable a quick flow through events. But the start really doesn’t give anything away of what it to come.

 

An interesting and distinctly vile twist to the story. I did wonder where this was heading, but it showed how deprived some men can be. All to think that some sort of substance – amino acids, can be an elixir.

 

The author clearly creates an image of the deprived and poor country of Africa – Moslok. The African president of this small country desperately needs surgery for his eye, while he lives in luxury his country lives in squalor.

While the doctor encounters a delicacy like no other, a food that whets his appetite for more.

 

The story heading into dangerous and scary territory. Certainly unique in nature. This book is something I’ve never read before. Slightly nauseating at times, but strangely captivating. The other plot of an outbreak causing massive deterioration in the eyes. It is very hard to fully comprehend all of it. But it is fascinating, and terrifying.

 

An interesting twist to the novel, the good doctor driven crazy because of his obsession with getting human eyes. When one is so obsessed and fixated on something how far would one go to get what they want? Too far? Far enough that once he has done it he cannot go back.

 

As the plot evolved, the FBI gets involved with the case of the serial killer who removes the victim’s eyes and replaces them with glass eyes. A fascinating and appalling insight to how one becomes a serial killer.

 

As the FBI and CIA start to close in, they have to choose what is most important. To catch a killer, or to catch someone that may treat an international epidemic. Sacrifice some for the good of many?

 

The interesting aspect of the main character both creating the antivirus and going on a rampage. The astounding lengths one would go to get what they want. A fascinating perspective through the eyes of a psychopath, and how he became that way.

 

Revenge, attacking society. It began with a mere obsession, turning to murder, then finally to terrible and sadistic torture.

 

The terrible, obsessive and psychotic reality of a man plagued with a terrible disorder. A genius in some ways. How the author wrote the book was really fascinating. Unbelievable at times, but quite intoxicating.

 

3 ½ out of 5 stars.

Link: https://sharlenefreelancewriter.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/eye-spy-by-tahir-shah-review/

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