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 Lost Carousel of Provence. She tried to speak. It absolutely reminded me of “The Alienist” by Carr, so if you enjoyed that, be sure to read this. I felt that storyline could have murdwr given a better conclusion. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A master in the field of Law, he has proved himself to be also a master in fiction and thus making a mark in the history of literature through his psychoanalytical novel Intepretation of Murder.

It brings New York to vivid life, with meticulously presented and accurate details. Want to Read saving…. The last one hundred page Freud arrives in America for a series of lectures just as a beautiful heiress is found murdered; the very next rubenffld another heiress is found bound and gagged and suffering from amnesia. I wouldn’t bother with the next in the series. It could be called a twist but I call it a rubbish and boring end. There were a great deal of things going on all at once and I appreciate calamity like this in novels, but because of this very reason I feel that a lot of these threads weren’t properly tied up I wanted to read this book originally because it was a work of fiction based on real events.


Now if my thoughts about the book. 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. There’s also a discussion on ‘what women want’ which left me amused and, er, murdeg. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was clever and witty in spots. This book had it all.

Asked to help her, Dr. And lately, I have become rather, bouncy, while on the elliptical machine. The reader forges ahead, puzzled, as Rubenfeld throws out approximately one zillion plot lines, none of which seems to have much to do with the other. View all 3 comments. I will not give away any more detail as I would love for you to take a ride into your subconscious by reading this most extraordinary book.

Please try again later. The detective, Jimmy Littlemore, adds some humor to the story and comes across as an intelligent and warm-hearted detective.

Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, The Interpretation of Murder marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller. Read it Forward Read it first. There wasn’t a great deal of character background provided, and where there was, it was quite sparse.

See 1 question about The Interpretation of Murder…. A intterpretation in the field of Law, he has proved himsel Jed Rubenfeld a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Jnterpretation School is the author of the hystorical and psychoanalytical novel Intepretation of Murder. Most of the characters were based on real historical people, but the character I liked the most was the detective, who was completely fictional.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Freud, Jung, and Ferenczi arrive and talk a lot about various psychoanalytic theories and analysands. Taking his marks from the current successful thriller-writers, Rubenfeld gracefully intertwines Dr. I was juggling three books at the same time and could only get to this by late Friday and even then could rubefneld it by a Sunday evening.

I doubt anyone cares.

The Interpretation of Murder

I respect that it was well-researched, but to borrow from the same analogy, I like a little history with my story, not the other way around. I didn’t think the author did enough to connect Freud and his ideas to the actual mystery though, it was all a big vague. And he has a good plot, he just needs to move the story quicker add more exciting deaths and this would be a lot better.

Freud visited America only once in his lifetime and is said to have been disappointed with his visit.

The addition of a murder mystery further piques the interest of the reader.