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L'Alienista (Catalan Edition)

de Caleb Carr

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Sèrie: Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (1)

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When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology.
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The Good: Good plot, well-written and takes us on a journey of historical significance (with Teddy Roosevelt as a supporting character and financier, J.P. Morgan in a “cameo”). This novel is very descriptive and very detailed. As it progressed, I began to notice investigative details that you would see in current crime shows such as CSI, Criminal Minds, etc (things that most of us, as average reader, probably would not have expected from a novel published in the mid-90’s), and for that it took on a sort of fascination, connecting old world with new.

The Bad: As I stated, the novel was descriptive and detailed. While that was good, it was also bad. At times the novel became too mundane and I had to put it down and take a break before I could continue again (several times during my course of reading). There were scenes (at least a couple) that I felt added nothing to the story, but to be filler.

According to imdb, there is currently a TNT mini-series in development. This is very much something I would like to see if it does come into fruition, as I do enjoy watching period piece movies/shows (particularly those set in this era).
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  CarinMB | Oct 19, 2022 |
What a fantastic book and well worth pulling off the shelves for a re-read (I know it was a re-read because the bookmark was still in place!). Told with all the grime and opulence and change that was 1896 New York City, it also describes the work of an early psychologist or Alienist, as the title was at the time.

The book opens (after a chapter giving the details of their lives told over dinner decades later) with John Schuyler Moore, a police beat reporter, and his friend, Laszlo Kreizler, investigating what becomes a string of murders of young boy prostitutes. The burgeoning idea of speaking to the insane without the use of drugs and recognizing the effects of abuse on children has influenced Kreizler to use his methods to find this killer.

Woven into this story is the new Commissioner of Police, Theodore Roosevelt, and a woman who wants nothing more than to investigate crimes with the police department. On her own terms. A pair of brothers rounds out the investigative team and their methods that are commonplace today: finding an isolated room for their research, writing ideas onto chalkboards to find commonalities, and knocking on door after door to find and track down possible clues. Each new set of ideas brings different aspects of New York's City life to the growing investigation.

Putting together the pieces of this murderer, what motivates him to choose his victims, what his childhood was like, and when he might strike next are brilliantly done. I have not seen the TV series based on this book so there were no spoilers for me. Just good, gritty, historical story-telling at its finest. ( )
  threadnsong | Sep 11, 2022 |
This book was compelling in the way its mystery was told and unraveled. Trigger Warning: sexual assault of a child. This story felt like a Victorian era retelling of an episode of Bones. It was dark, twisted, and well thought out. Each character has their own obstacle to navigate as the book goes on, all having something to prove. Dr. Laszlo Kreisler (what a name) desperately wants behavioral science and psychology to be credited. Sara Howard wants to prove she's as good as any man in solving mysteries. John Moore plays a journalist trying to strike it big. ( )
  sarahlynnb | Jul 29, 2022 |
Nueva York, 1986. John Schuyler Moore, reportero de sucesos de The New York Times recibe una convocatoria urgente en plena madrugada. Su antiguo compañero de Harvard, el famoso psicólogo (o alienista) Laszlo Kreizler, le pide que se presente bajo una lluvia torrencial en el puente de Williamsburg, donde ha tenido lugar un horrible crimen. El director de la policía de la ciudad, encarga a kreizler y al propio Moore que dirijan la investigación. Una jugada atrevida, pues el alienista es considerado como poco menos que un hechicero por una sociedad convencida de que un asesino nace, no se hace.
  Natt90 | Jul 13, 2022 |
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A series of gruesome murders and mutilations of heartrendingly young prostitutes--boys dressed as girls--reunites three alumni of William James' pioneering Harvard psychology lectures: Times reporter John Schuyler Moore, eminent psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (called, after the fashion of the time, an ``alienist''), and New York Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt.... The result is somehow gripping yet lifeless, as evocative period detail jostles with a cast of characters who are, for the most part, as pallid as the murder victims.
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Kreizler is a fictional hero, but in Caleb Carr's imaginings he becomes every bit as believable as the book's real-life characters, and the murders he sets out to solve take on a ghoulish plausibility.... The Alienist isn't only an ingenious thriller. Carr brings enormous gusto to his portrait of old New York, where breakfast for the well-to-do might comprise 'cucumber fillets, Creole eggs, and broiled squab'. From the fetid reek of 'stale beer dives' to the baronial splendour of bankers' mansions, from dirt-poor tenements to the fanciest French restaurants, the city seems to rise off the page....Part of the book's triumph is that it accommodates big questions without sacrificing anything in accessibility; it recreates a world that is simultaneously alive and haunting
 

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Dobson-Wright, ReneeDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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"They who would be young when they are old, must be old when they are young."

John Ray, 1670
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Whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the object before us, another part (and it may be the larger part) always comes out of our own mind.
--William James
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This book is dedicated to

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Those Readers Who Made It Possible
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