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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A young woman is murdered, apparently by a serial killer. Also by Jed Rubenfeld.

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Dec 31, Kitty rated it it was amazing. May 14, Nikhil rated it it was amazing. Spy of the First Person.

But I hated the implausible, contrived and hastily resolved plot. I devoured this book in the sense that it was easy to read and lots of plot twists to keep you interested. While reading the novel, I easily could imagine the city. Due to Freud being an integral character, there was a great deal of psychology dialogue throughout the novel.

The Interpretation of Murder is truly a magnificent book – sprawling, epic, and jaw-dropping all at the same time. I have not enjoyed a historic literary thriller like this in many years. The author did his best to add tension to the whole book but half the time this tension just wou This book was difficult and slow to read.

The addition of a murder mystery further piques the interest of the reader. But if there’s anything worse than a mystery that isn’t especially clever, 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.


The Interpretation of Murder

Feb 17, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: The author has also skillfully ignited the debate over Hamlet, Freud’s Oedipus Complex which to this date repulses a majority of the psychologistsand the parallels between neuroscience and psychoanalysis, all this while staying within the limit of the plot. The last one hundred pages or so are hard to put down, and the revelation, the ‘whodunit’ if you will, after so many red herrings, is a gratifying surprise.

Books based on historical figures can fall into two camps: The story moves pretty fast but gets complicated jev in the middle of the book when there are multiple threads running, all related in some way. Before We Were Yours.

Books by Jed Rubenfeld. Loved the early terminology and if I were an underliner and highliter of books, the book would all be marked up. The abstract concepts of psychoanalysis have been brilliantly explained, however the book becomes slow and loses its charm towards the end. There was a question she had to ask.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. To be honest the characters descriptions were really bad. Quotes from The Interpretatio Articles to be expanded from May All articles to be expanded Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

For anyone slightly interested in psychology, this book will whet your appetite slightly. The young lady, Nora Acton, has lost her voice and cannot remember the details of her attack, but her injuries are remarkably similar to the murder. A detective and interpretatoon coroner are assigned to resolve the case. The next day, a second beauty—a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents—barely jev the killer. Mar 22, Neelam Naz rated it liked it.


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I was less convinced by the women. Anyone who can put it down pages from the end has more willpower than I. In addition to portraying the disturbing lack of ethics on the part of the therapist our hero?

The era is so well recalled here, the sexuality seems almost shocking. This book is fast paced and has a cast of many characters rubenfelf keeps the story moving along. I’m torn on rating this one. It absolutely reminded me of “The Alienist” by Carr, so if you enjoyed that, be sure to read this. My rating is to reflect that this genre is not my favourite and this book would not change my opinion. Younger and Lieutenant Littlemore. This author knows his material inside and out and has done meticulous research to combine history with fiction.

May 17, Stephen McQuiggan rated it really liked it. Younger’s analysis of Hamlet, too, was one I will probably keep in my mind for a while to come.

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