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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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Jul 21, 2007

really liked it
Read in July, 2007

This was a fun historical fiction novel. I enjoyed learning about life in New York during the late 1800. If you have watched Gangs of New York you will love the references to the various gangs and activities of the Five Points area of New York. In addition, if you are a fan of crime drama, such as CSI, you will enjoy reading about the development and constroversy surronding many modern crime dectecting techniques. It is just a great suspense, mystery novel that is stylistically like many novels from the time period in which it is set. I highly recommend it if you are just looking for something fun (but not mindless) to read.
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