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Frank Tallis

Autor/a de A Death in Vienna

37+ obres 2,543 Membres 129 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist, who has taught clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and Kings College in London. Dr. Tallis has published six nonfiction books, including Changing Minds, a history of psychotherapy, and many academic mostra'n més articles in international journals. He has also written two novels, for which he received a 1999 Writer's Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and a 2000 New London Writer's Award from the London Arts Board. mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) yes, the thrillers and the psychology nonfiction are by the same person.

Crèdit de la imatge: 2003 Schönbrunn Palace. Picture by Nicola Fox

Sèrie

Obres de Frank Tallis

A Death in Vienna (2005) 651 exemplars
Vienna Blood (2006) 385 exemplars
Fatal Lies (2008) 263 exemplars
Vienna Secrets (2009) 249 exemplars
Vienna Twilight (2010) 191 exemplars
Death and the Maiden (2011) 137 exemplars
The Sleep Room (2013) 104 exemplars
The Forbidden (2012) 101 exemplars
The Voices (2014) 83 exemplars
Mephisto Waltz (2018) 55 exemplars
The Passenger (2016) 30 exemplars

Obres associades

ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1958-09-01
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Professions
clinical psychologist
lecturer
Nota de desambiguació
yes, the thrillers and the psychology nonfiction are by the same person.

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Inspector Rheinhardt is not having a good day: first he's called to the bizarre killing of the emperor's favourite anaconda at the local zoo, and then he must attend the massacre of three prostitutes and their madam in a brothel in one of Vienna's more dilapidated districts. Baffled and disturbed, he requests the help of his friend Max Liebermann, a young doctor and disciple of Freud, to make sense of the violent deaths. Their investigation brings them into contact with Aryan nationalists, a renowned Austrian cavalry regiment and the Freemasons.

There is much to enjoy in this novel, and indeed the series, though I don't read them because of the crime element; if anything, that aspect is relatively weak. Vienna just after the turn of the century must have been a fascinating place, and Frank Tallis's descriptions, though occasionally overdone, bring the city to life. The main characters are also incredibly well drawn, even though I remain somewhat sceptical of Liebermann's amazing ability to infer facts about someone based on his knowledge of psychology and interest in psychotherapy; a certain London detective famous for his accurate deductions springs to mind. Unsurprisingly, the pace is rather slow, but it is fascinating to witness Austrian nationalists and the Aryan ideology become more widespread, knowing where it will lead in the span of just one generation. The fact that Liebermann is Jewish and so experiences antisemitism first-hand makes the reader all the more invested, in my opinion. I will definitely continue with the series.
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passion4reading | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 6, 2024 |
Best part of this book for me was checking out the music on you- tube. Not a fan of Freudian psychiatry, but the plot was adequate and characters ok
 
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cspiwak | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
Une réussite, un grand travail sur le "décor" et une intrigue (une double intrigue) qui devient secondaire derrière les personnages.
 
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Nikoz | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Aug 9, 2023 |
La structure et le dynamisme sont des réussite. Le cadre est le milieu est forcément romanesque… Très agréable au final.
½
 
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Nikoz | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2023 |

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Obres
37
També de
1
Membres
2,543
Popularitat
#10,103
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
129
ISBN
236
Llengües
10
Preferit
8

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