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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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Jun 13, 10

bookshelves: mystery, historical-fiction
Read from June 07 to 13, 2010

I like history. I like historical fiction. I REALLY like it when authors of historical fiction have done their homework, and Carr certainly has. I really got a feel for late 19th century New York reading this, and the facts here match what I've read in works of history.

I agree with the reviewers that say the characters weren't fleshed out enough, but I don't think this shortcoming really impacted the story. It's not a character study, after all--it's a thriller!

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Jason Golomb woohoo!

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