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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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A young woman is interpretatino viciously beaten and strangled in an exclusive New York apartment and shortly afterwards a society beauty narrowly escapes the same fate, intedpretation is left with no memory of what happened to her and initially she’s unable to talk. Rubenfeld exercises a siren call, working 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.

The Interpretation of Murder

Dr Younger finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to the lovely Nora, whose inner thoughts are darker than even Younger can sometimes cope with and involve sexual perversions, convoluted twists and turns and even lies. Looking for More Great Reads? Med have always found it a great risk.

Rubenfeld is a consummate story teller and he builds the dramatic tension in a way which belies the fact that this is a debut novel.

View all 4 comments. First off, in my defense, I took such a long time to read this book for a reason. My rating is to reflect that this genre is not my favourite and this book would not change my opinion.

An interesting perspective into the life of Freud and the emergence of psychoanalysis. 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.

Although I read the whole novel, it was a struggle and I didn’t really care who myrder apparently murdering young women by the end. And on so many levels. View all 8 comments. I thought his writing style was amateur and I thought the end was a let down because everything I had read, all of my ideas I had thought out about the ending were all wrong and it was dissapointing.

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However, her body has gone missing from the morgue. The following night, another beautiful heiress, Nora Acton, is discovered tied to a chandelier in her parents’ home, viciously wounded and unable to speak or to recall her ordeal. The Freud, Jung and Shakespeare inclusions was an added bonus. I devoured this book in the sense that it was easy to rubenfld and lots of plot twists to keep you interested.

The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld – book review

Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about The Interpretation of Murderplease sign up. One other thing, maybe someone can answer this; I don’t know if it was my copy of the book or what, but on pagewhen the detective and Dr. Last but not least, I truly enjoyed the literary analyses and Freudian theorizing sprinkled throughout. The experience has left her with amnesia and bereft of voice.

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Other events where he is not present he is informed upon so that he has enough knowledge to write and comment on them. The characters were interesting and I was kept guessing even when I pretty much decided I knew what was going on. I only read at the gym.

The next day, another woman is almost murdered in the same way leading to speculations that a serial murderer is on the prowl.

The abstract concepts of psychoanalysis have been brilliantly explained, however the book becomes slow and loses its charm towards the end. I felt that storyline could have been given a better conclusion. I wasn’t bothered by the tone of the book, switching from 1st to 3rd person, in the least, as many times it was like 2 separate stories. Interpretatiin absolutely reminded me of “The Alienist” by Carr, so if you enjoyed that, be sure to read this.

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Sep 05, Minutes Buy. It’s interesting, but not too. It is an extremely light and breezy read. And he has a good plot, he just needs to move the story quicker add more exciting deaths and this would be a rubeneld better. So, is Nora still a victim when she is empowered by a sympathetic listener?

Want to Read murxer. The second victim loses her voice and her memory of the incident and this results in engaging Sigmund Freud and our male protagonist Stratham Younger, both psycho-analysts to help the victim rediscover her voice and her memory so that she can identify her attacker.

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What a coincidence and talks a lot about his family life and his fascination with Hamlet, in more or less equal measure. Mostly what ruined this story was the unnecessarily detailed descriptions of the sadistic sexual assaults, described in What a disappointment! Among those waiting to greet him is Dr. I felt like the story was leading up for him in some way, but died out at the end. There is some mild language and one or two uses of strong language.

See 1 question about The Interpretation of Murder…. Mostly what ruined this story was the unnecessarily detailed descriptions of the sadistic sexual assaults, described in prolonged lip-smacking detail.

May 17, Stephen McQuiggan rated it really liked it. But if there’s anything worse than a mystery that isn’t especially clever, it’s a mystery that thinks it’s clever integpretation it isn’t, and this mystery is nowhere near as clever as author Jed Rubenfeld thinks it is.

But this is a pretty good book to pass a dull afternoon if you are in the mood for a bit of deduction in the historic setting. I had to go back and refresh my memory of who was who.