The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco The Alienist by Caleb Carr The Historian by El alienista Laszlo Kreizler, el periodista y narrador de esta historia John. El thriller en que se basa la serie de TV The Alienist. Nueva York, John Schuyler Moore, reportero de sucesos de The New York Times, recibe en. The Alienist by Caleb Carr, , available at Book Depository with free Los Angeles Times “You can smell the fear in the air.

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It was fascinating to be reading about suspect profiling darr ‘building a case’ in a time when cars were still a horse and cart, fingerprint reading was deemed to be a dubious way to collect evidence and women were perfect for secretarial roles but not detective work.

Review Text “A first-rate tale of crime and punishment that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.

Moreover criminals operate freely and government agencies and police are largely corrupt. Caleb Carr is an American novelist and military historian. I found out after I finished the book that Caleb Carr started off by writing historical non-fiction and that caleeb even first pitched this book as non-fictionafraid that his editor and publisher wouldn’t accept a work of fiction from a non-fiction writer.

The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr

It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and fatal consequences. We got into a huge conflict, one that is actually ongoing. Roosevelt calls in Dr. I don’t know, maybe the writer – a history buff – made this carf up based on a famous murder weapon. The main character, Dr. The policeman at the scene, Detective Sergeant Connor, makes it clear that murders of such victims are usually ignored.

Spanish Language Fiction Category: He unofficially allows Kreizler to form a small group to pursue the killer through psychological profiling. From the characters to the plot to the setting it was all very much to my liking! cwrr


Views Read Edit View history. Not drunk, nor particularly sober, when called from his bed, John is immediately whisked away by carriage, to the site of the still under construction Williamsburg Bridge on the East River. Great plot, characters and a wonderful glimpse of Gilded Age New York. New York in the novel is primarily a city of thieves and prostitutes, immigrants and the poor; districts of crowded and dirty slums, seedy brothels and dangerous alleyways, the places you could fire a shotgun in any direction without hitting an honest man.

Eo, when it did focus on the psychology and whatnot it felt very repetitive in these sections – like we just kept rehashing the same things we discussed at length earlier on. Carr has said that “The Alienist is about how violent behavior is perpetuated from one generation to the xaleb. They troll the seamiest gin mills and gangster hangouts, looking for any information that will help them close in on this fiendish killer.

At least, not for me.

The Alienist

I hope they don’t ruin alisnist by making too many changes to the story or the characters. Over all, a very good psychological thriller, recommended for fans of the genre. They fear widespread public awareness of the horrific crimes will rile alienlst the populace and interfere with their money-making schemes. I think Carr took too little care of them; his main heroes feel too stereotypical at times, too sketchy drawn and secondary characters, from the other hand, seem to be too good to be true and the whole relationship between John Moore and dr Kreizler inevitably brings to mind Sherlock Holmes and Dr.

Oct 08, Dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though there’s all the elements of your run-of-the-mill nail biter, they are spaced out over long periods and occasionally eschew the traditional clip for which the genre is famous. Want to Read saving…. It is a thumping good read! Patricia Cornwell’s forensic murder investigations, the FBI profilers who sought out Buffalo Bill via Hannibal Lecter, those true crime books from Ann Rule, and the cult-fave “why-dun-it” The Secret History by Donna Tart were en vogue with publishers and readers alike.


In a highly unorthodox move, he appoints his old friends Dr. I do confess to having a crush on Teddy Roosevelt and initially was delighted to see his role crop up throughout the book – I had forgotten he was in the story.

Do you know how hard it is to find a well-written, old-fashioned style police procedurals that haven’t been hung o Another reader on Goodreads referred to Caleb Carr’s, The Alienist as being “historically interesting.

But then the book stopped focusing on long discussions of said psychology and forensics, tried for a bit of suspense and action which is did a fair job ofbut then it settled back down into a bit of a slog. View all comments. Lastly, the analysis of abnormal human psychology was about as deep as a write up in Cosmo magazine.

I’ve never enjoyed that show – what little I’ve watched of it – because the minutia of forensic science and criminal psychology utterly bore me when they are not tied to interesting themes, characters with depth, or a rich atmosphere.

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Of course, we accept a certain level of outlandishness in crime dramas but here, perhaps because it’s presented in such a factual manner, I sometimes had a hard time swallowing that they really were able to figure out as much as they did working from the methods they had. I detracted akienist star because there was just way too much superfluous detail in this book.

The description of the book on Goodreads calls it ‘fast-paced’. Finally, the city divided into specific caeb of influence, ruled by gangsters, politicians or church hierarchs.

Feb 25, Brian rated it really liked it. Apr 24, Matthew Quann rated it it was amazing Shelves: And that’s how I feel about the book. The story takes place in the early part of in New York City.