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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Younger alone, jsd by building in the larger cast of characters, each with their own parts to play, the story takes on added dimensions that really incite the reader to turn pages.

Spy of the First Person. This book is fast paced and has a cast of many characters that keeps the story moving along. Half Spent Was the Night. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a rubeneld of reality against which they are dashed to pieces” No I will leave you with a quote by Jaidee: The background of the book is painted in superbly. Clara Banwell was a woman of extremes but not much middle ground.

Since his stay interretation temporary, he has the young psychiatrist take on the case. Although I read the whole novel, it was a struggle and I didn’t really care who was apparently murdering young women by the end. Only problem is that I now wish even more that I had a ticket to go and see Hamlet at the RSC this summer and no, it’s got nothing to do with David Tennant or Patrick Stewart – reading it is just not the same. The Frolic of the Beasts. Sigmund Freud arrives in New York to deliver a series of lectures on the — at that point — very controversial subject.

My favorite exchange is: Anyone who can put it down pages from the end has more willpower than I. As Freud fends off a mysterious conspiracy to destroy him, Younger rubenfelv drawn into an equally thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the subterfuges of the human mind. His experience in both Shakespearean Plays and his thesis on Sigmond Frued helped him to make an anlytical yet fictional work; Intepretation of Murder.


The Interpretation of Murder

But I’m glad it’s a fiction for the murder mystery is equally entertaining and keeps the reader on the hook. The next day, a second beauty—a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents—barely escapes the killer. There were a few times that I had to check to make sure that the time frame of this story was correct. The Autobiography of Santa Claus. I am a massive fan of Shakespeare, interpretatioh the lengthy analyses of Hamlet and his Oedipus complex tired me too, and I felt the length to which Rubenfeld details this was slightly extreme.

Nothing big to affect my rating, just thought it seemed weird.

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

It’s interesting, but not too. 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. Feb 02, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was ok Shelves: Finally, this book seems to revel in its gratuitous and disturbing sadistic scenes, including an utterly unnecessary episode of appalling animal cruelty.

Two big stars off for the bad plotting, sexism, and sadism. The book is backed by meticulous research, helped by the polymath author, who studied philosophy, acting and law.

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I was juggling three books at the same time and could only get to this by late Friday and even then could finish it by a Sunday evening. The male characters in the book are easy to empathise with. 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 might have got a three and probably earned it except that I expected more out of this book.

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On the face of it there are some difficult concepts in this book. The author or publisher or someone goes out of his or her way to compare this book to “The Alienist”.

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There’s one instance of animal cruelty which left me shocked to the core and a point when detective and psychoanalyst are in the underground workings of the bridge and I became so tense that I had to put the book down and walk away as it seemed a little too real. There is a fair bit of sexual content in this book including references to incest and thoughts of incest.

I doubt anyone cares. Want to Read saving…. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. See 1 question about The Interpretation of Murder…. The Interpretation of Murder is truly a magnificent book – sprawling, epic, and jaw-dropping all at the same time.

This will either resonant with the reader or not as evident from the mixed reviews. It’s either a two or a three star.

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There is obviously some violence although it isn’t too graphic. Interlretation if he wants meaning—the meaning of his dreams, his secrets, his life—a man must reinhabit his past, however dark, and live for the future, however uncertain. 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.

Due to Freud being an integral character, there was a great deal of psychology dialogue throughout the novel. I can only hope Rubenfeld gets more opportunities to return to this exciting world and bring his readers more adventures of Dr. This story lots to offer to mystery lovers as well as devotees of old New York and the followers of Freud and Jung.

The book is written in the first person perspective of Dr. See all books or Jed Rubenfeld. Thus nature dangles happiness and meaning before us all, insisting only that we choose between them.