The Alienist: Book and Series

I’ve been pretty excited about the coming of TNT’s adaptation of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist since the announcement last summer. I read the book – and hated it – last year with my book club. That discussion was a fun one, because we love to hate a book. Our biggest qualm was that the author…

via Gilded Age Decadence and Decay: A Review of The Alienist — Nursing Clio

I’m going to disagree here:  I really enjoyed the book precisely because of all the name dropping. Carr does a great job of capturing the details of the era.   I’m liking the series so far, but find myself referring back to the book to get more context.


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