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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This 19th century mystery about a serial killer hunting down young boys is not for the faint hearted. Moore is a good sort of man and knows his way around the city very well.

We also see the inner workings of the NYPD at the time and how it was trying to be reformed from a violent group of men who took pay from all the criminals into a working and solid force of crime solving and prevention. Another commented saying, “novels like The Alienist seem to be a dying breed.

This is a very well written psychological thriller which focuses more on the whydunit calen on whodonit.

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Roosevelt decides to investigate, but because Kreizler has such a dubious reputation as an alienist, and because the investigation will become politically difficult, he establishes a base of operations for them outside the police precinct. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Also fun is Mr.

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If you like an intellectual adventure ride in your historical fiction, you should certainly give The Alienist a shot.


And on the flip side If you love historical mysteries you do not want to miss this one! I challenge any thriller-and-suspense lover to try this book and not get hooked by the end of the first chapter.

Alienist author Caleb Carr returns to series

To add to the city’s problems a serial killer is murdering and mutilating children, mostly young boy prostitutes who dress up as girls. He also has several ex-criminals working for him who add some muscle and street smarts to the group. I burned through it each time I read it I think I’m up to three.

A jarring note in the story for me is a nebulous, unlikely romance that doesn’t ring true.

Though makeup paint and powder on his face are still intact, his eyes are gouged out, his right hand is chopped off, his genitals are cut off and stuffed between his jaws, he has huge gashes across his entire body, his throat has been slashed, and his buttocks alidnist “shorn off”. They will break new ground, using Lazlo’s “profile” to catch a serial killer.

Each paragraph is laden with detail, and while not all of it is vital to the story, it helps to enrich Carr’s vision of New York.

The Alienist deals with very dark and heavy subject matters. I didn’t really like it as much as I’d wanted to, so a two star label fits better for me – two stars is for ‘it was ok’. Return to Book Page.

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My one gripe is that I thought the ending, while in keeping with the tone of the rest of the book, was a little flat. For most of New York, these murders are merely a brief distraction with caaleb coffee or a topic for repartee over dinner. Thus I lowered my overall rating to 4.


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April Book – The Alienist 5 11 May 05, Maybe it’s because my husband informed me, while I was reading the book, about an article he’d read awhile back which called into question the validity of psychological profiling, and which pointed out that for the few cases were it seems to work, there are a lot of other cases where the profile has been flat out wrong or too vague to be helpful.

Do you know how hard it is to find a well-written, old-fashioned style police procedurals that haven’t been hung out to dry ten times already? Carr’s mastery of the setting for this story is astounding.

As a thriller it sets a new pace. Feb 22, Ace rated it really liked it. That could have been due to the fact that by the time the ending of the book came around I was eager for it to be over and done with, so there wasn’t much I was calev to appreciate by that point. I loved how the investigation team came up with the psychological traits of the killer and searched for the perpetrator based on them.

There is real talent in this work and I was greatly impressed by the read.