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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Jan 30, LD Durham rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me, what set it over the top good was the healthy dose of historical fiction thrown in for interesting background. Aloenist murderer goug 4. For most of New York, these murders are merely a brief distraction with their coffee or a topic for repartee over dinner.

Prior to the twentieth century, people suffering from mental illness were thought to be “alienated” from their true nature. The prose is not especially great, and I do not necessarily think that it has much thematic depth. 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.

This website has a wealth of information on The Alienist and its sequel – http: Want to Read saving…. Because Carr populates his novel with many endearing characters outside of the good doctor, Laszlo Kreizler.

When Lazlo’s old friend, Theodore Roosevelt, now head of the New York Police Department, is confronted with several murders of boy prostitutes so gruesome in nature that even the most seasoned and hardened of professionals can barely stomach being called to the murder scenes, he makes a decision that will change the face of police-work forever.


Mary Palmer, another patient and Kreizler’s housekeeper, is deceased by the time of this dinner.

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This was a very interesting, very thick book. Suffice to say, if you like the pace and tone of Mindhunter and can imagine it transplanted into the late ‘s, you’ll like this too.

Laszlo Kreizler, Alienist, and John Schuyler Moore, journalist, to a special task force to hunt down this killer and bring him to justice.

His vivid descriptions of turn of the century New York make you feel that you are right there with the characters. I am so excited.

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The author shows us Sing-Sing prison and little New Paltz. During their inquiries, the investigators are constantly followed, threatened, harassed, hampered, and even attacked. Carr chooses to unfold the tale of the carf murders of child prostitutes as a journey of almost-academic fl led by the Sherlock-esque Laszlo Kreizler.

Quotes e The Alienist. I tend not to like historical fiction, but this one blew me away. Through most of this book, I had it rated at 5. Many of the suppositions were so dead on as to be beyond the pale – and even those which were wrong ended up being at least a little bit valid.

View all 32 comments. He was always smoking up a storm. Kreizler, Roosevelt, Moore, and Howard must deal with various interest groups during their investigation who wish to maintain society’s status quo, including a corrupt police force, which takes bribes from owners of the brothels whose prostitutes include poor immigrants; the Catholic Church, which is wary of the potential power of an organized immigrant population; the Episcopal Church alieniwt and J.

If you love historical mysteries you do not want to miss this one! Granted, judging by the re I found out after I finished the book that Caleb Carr started off by writing historical non-fiction and that he 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.


If, like me, you haven’t read this classic yet, I highly recommend it! Because The Alienist was more of an undertaking than I had been expecting.

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At least, not for me. 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.

But once the case got going, the book hit a better stride, and I started quite enjoying the discussions of psychology and the budding forensic field. Embedded in a specific time and place, New York,aluenist not only on xarr gruesome crimes but also, perhaps even in the first place, finding a satisfactory answer what shaped the perpetrator and made him the man he became. Let me back up. Won’t give anything away about the storyline but by second half of book I was wanting to keep reading to find out what was going to happen.

For Kreizler and Moore, it is a situation that becomes more sinister and diabolical the more they learn about the killer. Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae for something also set in the s and about a thousand alisnist better than this!

This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere. I have stopped doing that now.