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The Alienist Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Derer who will kill again before their hunt is overFast paced and riveting infused with historical detail The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York with its tenements and mansions corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters shining opera houses and seamy gin mills It is an age in which uestioning society’s belief that all killers are born not made could have unexpected and fatal conseuences. Prior to the twentieth century persons suffering from mental illness were thought to be alienated not only from the rest of society but from their own true natures Those experts who studied mental pathologies were therefore know as alienists At two am on March 3rd 1896 someone comes pounding on the door of John Moore s grandmother s house in New York City 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 On arrival he is greeted by none other than Theodore Roosevelt yes the future president Still unsure why he is there or why his friend Dr Kreizler whose very carriage bore him there is not in attendance John casts about and around until finally he lay eyes upon it the brutally mutilated body of an adolescent boy It will not be the last one he seesAs I was reading this I often thought that it read like an actual historic event being retold as a story After all Mr Carr first dipped his pen in the nonfiction inkwell Scattered throughout this story are actual historical figures which belong in that time and place such as Teddy Roosevelt H H Holmes and Jesse Pomeroy And that pen of which I speak spills magic as Carr deftly transports you to an atmospheric late 19th century New York City complete with the sights street vendors hawking their wares police corruption and brutality unwashed malnourished children running wild sounds hooves on cobblestones and smells uite disgusting reminders of time before modern day sewage systems one would expectIt is a first person narrative told through the perspective of John Moore reporter on the police beat as a recollection of events past I know there are readers out there who felt that this robbed the story of some of its tension and suspense I mean clearly John had to survive to tell the tale but it did not have the same effect on me There were plenty of other characters that Carr had me caring enough about to ensure a tight fisted grip upon the page One such character is Dr Laszlo Kreiszler psychologist or as they were then known an alienist Kreizler at Roosevelt s reuest and with his assistance pulls together a team including the above noted John as well as two detectives trained in and excited at the prospect of using new and modern methods such as fingerprinting and handwriting analysis as well as Sara Roosevelt s secretary who has ambitions to rise well beyond her current role in the NYC police department ambitions which though stubbornly determined to achieve she recognizes are not even open for consideration as an appropriate role for a woman in 1896 Kreizler then leads this team together with a smattering of some of his colourful I am looking at you Stevie personal aides through the process of what we today would term as psychological profiling All very heady and compelling stuff As the profile coupled with conclusions drawn from the physical evidence available begins to take on the aspect of a real person the team closes in on an absolutely horrific monster I have also read some negative feedback on how this story comes to a conclusion Some feel it was rushed or they were cheated of further psychological details but again I cannot share those views Given the circumstances the details already unearthed and the political climate of that time and place I found the ending realistically consistent with my expectations of what would in all likelihood actually happenIf you are looking for an intelligent high spirited in depth look at the mind of a sadistic serial killer as well as a stroll through the late 19th century streets of New York City then you should most assuredly pick up The Alienist It is a thumping good read

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The Alienist Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Dr Laszlo Kreizler a psychologist or “alienist” to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes Their dangerous uest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a mur. I guess I just need than a mammoth miniseries version of a steampunk era CSI episode 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 the entirely insipid protagonist made me entirely frustrated the pedestrian prose made me want to scream the fact that the cover is the most evocative thing about a novel that should have had atmosphere to die for made me feel like I was dying inside each time I turned the page only to discover 100% plot mechanics and 0% anything of interest besides the I suppose page turning plot the whole experience of reading this book was excruciating however if you are a fan of CSI then this is probably a 4 or 5 star book for you enjoy

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The Alienist Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free When The Alienist was first published in 1994 it was a major phenomenon spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list receiving critical acclaim and selling millions of copies This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhereThe year is 1896 The city is New York Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend. New TV series based on the book is showing on TNT and launching January 22nd 2018 I caught a vague glimpse of human flesh glowing in the moonlight We took a few steps closer and then I made out plainly the figure of a naked young boy on his knees His hands had been bound behind his back causing his head to rest on the stone surface of the promenade and his feet were similarly tied A gag had been wrapped around his head holding his painted mouth open at a painful angle His face was glistening with tears but he was alive Some demented fiend is leaving mutilated and brutalized corpses of young boys all over New York City It is 1896 and Theodore Roosevelt is the newly appointed police commissioner In a highly unorthodox move he appoints his old friends Dr Laszlo Kreizler Alienist and John Schuyler Moore journalist to a special task force to hunt down this killer and bring him to justice Too many of the cops in the New York system are just criminals with badges and interested in graft and corruption than finding a killer especially one who is murdering nancy boy prostitutes Hurry or a child will dieWhat the heck is an Alienist you might ask Alienist is an archaic term for a psychiatrist or psychologist Despite falling out of favor by the middle of the twentieth century it received renewed attention when used in the title of Caleb Carr s novel The Alienist 1994 Although currently not often used in common parlance the term alienist is still employed in psychiatric hospitals to describe those mental health professionals who evaluate defendants to determine their competency to stand trial However in this context professionals are often referred to as forensic psychologists Kreizler is an unmistakable unusual character that once met you d never forget him His black eyes so much like a large bird s flitted about the paper as he shifted from one foot to the other in sudden uick movements He held the Times in his right hand and his left arm underdeveloped as the result of a childhood injury was pulled in close to his body The left hand occasionally rose to swipe at his neatly trimmed mustache and the small patch of beard under his lip His dark hair cut far too long to meet the fashion of the day and swept back on his head was moist for he always went hatless and this along with the bobbing of his face at the pages before him only increased the impression of some hungry restless hawk determined to wring satisfaction from the worrisome world around him These are early days for profiling serial killers but Kreizler and his team are using the evidence they are collecting to build a file that slowly adds shape and substance to the shadowy figure killing these young boys Poverty insures that there are no shortage of disadvantaged immigrant boys to replace the ones who are being culled from the herd For most of New York these murders are merely a brief distraction with their coffee or a topic for repartee over dinner For Kreizler and Moore it is a situation that becomes sinister and diabolical the they learn about the killer Hurry or a child will dieThey add a pair of incorruptible brothers to their team and a police secretary named Sara Howard Kreizler has made a habit of collecting unusual people over the years He also has several ex criminals working for him who add some muscle and street smarts to the group The trail of this killer sends some of them out west to see if his origins will give them any clues to his motivations In NY they interview boys in places like Paresis Hall where the skin trade is exploited and soiled doves are 12 years old or even younger They troll the seamiest gin mills and gangster hangouts looking for any information that will help them close in on this fiendish killer Brushing the grime soot and filth from their close encounters with the sordid nightlife are contrasted with their enjoyment of the splendors of the opera house and the delicious famous Delmonicos Restaurant Hurry or a child will dieTheir investigation also brings them in contact with the world famous Black Library owned by the very wealthy J P Morgan It is fascinating how the most unseemly seedier sides of town always seem to intersect with the most affluent elite society There are secrets masked by the silk wallpaper and hidden behind brocade curtains This is the second time I ve read this book The first time was back in 1994 when it was first released and both times I ve been struck with the authenticity of experiencing Victorian New York from the locations disreputable and elegant we are allowed to visit during the investigation to the fog strewn streets as they race to catch a killer before he can strike again If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  • Paperback
  • 498
  • The Alienist
  • Caleb Carr
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 9780812976144

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