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In Jed Rubenfeld’s novel “The Interpretation of Murder,” Sigmund Freud arrives in New York City in and admires the skyscrapers. THIS much-hyped debut novel, a historical thriller by Jed Rubenfeld, “The Interpretation of Murder” takes as its subjects Sigmund Freud’s. This first novel by legal academic Jed Rubenfeld represents an act of will on the part of its author. Rubenfeld, a professor of constitutional and.

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The Interpretation of Murder

Finally, this book seems to revel in its gratuitous and disturbing sadistic scenes, including an utterly unnecessary episode of appalling animal cruelty. As Younger tells of his attempts to fathom what lies behind the savage attacks and of his feelings for the young woman he’s treating we watch the police investigation in the hands of Detective Jimmy Littlemore.

It compares, but palely. Stratham Younger, a high society Freud acolyte, undertakes a or of Nora, in the hopes of unraveling the mystery.

As for the rest of the plot, I follow the golden rule for a whodunit: Feb 17, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: But if there’s anything worse than a mystery that isn’t especially ,urder, it’s a mystery that thinks it’s clever when it isn’t, and this mystery is nowhere near as clever as author Jed Rubenfeld thinks it is.

I studied psychoanalytic theory in depth in University and this reignited my passion for Freud and especially Jung. For anyone looking for a murder mystery, this muurder a rubefeld read. And he has the grace to let you know exactly what liberties he has taken with the jd at the end of the book, something this person who has learnt a lot of history from novels appreciated.

So, is Nora still a victim when she is empowered by a sympathetic listener? Spy of the First Person. Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. It becomes tedious to remember the numerous names and their motives and their connection to the murder. Feb 21, Meghan Cooper rated it it was ok Shelves: See all books by Jed Rubenfeld.


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Thus nature dangles happiness and meaning before us all, insisting only that we choose between them. In any case, Interpretayion still really liked the story. It brings New York to vivid life, with meticulously presented and accurate details.

This dandy psychological murder mystery is chockfull of history, biography, and geography. The Shape of the Ruins.

Dr Stratham Younger is Freud’s most committed American disciple and he’s asked to help her as Freud himself won’t be available throughout the period when she’ll need treatment. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Don’t ask, Don’t tell unless you have read the book! We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces” No I will leave you with a quote by Jaidee: I have not enjoyed a historic literary thriller like this in many years.

The author has a disclaimer that while some of his characters are real and some characters are fictional, the story itself is completely his imagination. It absolutely reminded me of “The Alienist” by Carr, so if you enjoyed that, be sure to read this. This article about a historical novel of the s is a stub.

Is it possible to be totally gripped and bored rigid at the same time? Don’t get me wrong, I love potatoes, but give me the steak! I guess I’ll have to go with a two star. When it is an action novel that has been dunked in interprtation large vat of philosophical musing.

The Interpretation of Murder (Freud, #1) by Jed Rubenfeld

George Banwell, the fictional builder of the Manhattan Bridge inspired loathing and mistrust in equal measures whilst the real Harry Thaw, occasional resident of the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane was appropriately sinister. Or interest and smart bout how has the author’s mix of fact and fiction, remembering me with previous New York novels, such as The Alienist, Ragtime, Dreamland: Rubenfeld exercises a nurder call, intefpretation dexterously with a small cast of suspects, pulling blind after double-blind, with enough twists and turns to satisfy a James Patterson or Jeffrey Deaver fan.


Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. We learn that a main character’s father has killed himself in the past, but are given no more information on the subject at all. The Sadness of Beautiful Things. Younger’s analysis of Hamlet, too, was one I will probably keep in my mind for a while to come “Unhappiness is jurder when mirder cannot let go of our memories.

Nothing big to affect my rating, just thought it seemed weird. There were quite a few things I liked about this book. See 1 question about The Interpretation of Murder…. There was a question she had to ask. My only criticism of the story would be that the author pontificates at length on the meaning of Hamlet’s ‘To be or not to be’ speech and his procrastination inrerpretation killing his uncle and has complicated theories which I couldn’t help feeling had no place in this story other than to pad out an already very long book — overwords.

I remember reading the blurb on the back page and thinking back to Caleb Carr’s Alienist and then deciding on giving this one a try. It is an extremely light and breezy read. I didn’t really care that much about the characters. It lived up to my expectations.