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Jan 01, Kayla rated it it was amazing. Gradually, the story tackles the thought-provoking perceptions on mothers and women in general.

El Angel de La Oscuridad

She was pure, nasty evil, which was a lot of fun to read, but the best parts of the tale came in other forms. Sep 03, Rachel rated it it was ok.

During Libby’s prosecution, her defendant attorney, Dr.

Having Stevie as narrator was somewhat disappointing. Really three oscuridqd a half, but I rounded up to four. This is part of the reason it takes so darned long to write historical fiction.

The Quarterly Journal of Military History and writes frequently on military and political affairs. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.

The book had its very interesting moments the search through the killer’s house, the rumble with the street gang but so much of the story was fluff cleverly wri While it took me almost three full weeks to read this book, it wasn’t because it was terrible. But, somehow, it didn’t bother me because the situations were so incredibly entertaining and, I felt, pretty well-written.

Alas she died in and frankly, wasn’t much of a reader when she was alive either. And once again we’ve got history: While the Alienist seem to be the classic of the two Dr. A juicy, fat weekend read.


The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #2) by Caleb Carr

Having said that, I hadn’t realized until just now that Caleb Carr has written a second book. I am stoked now!! I almost wish almost that Carr had written this as a part of a separate series—but only because my expectation going into it was something similar to The Alienist.

Carr puts forth the notion that if society was not so over-invested in defining the role of women as necessarily maternal and nurturing, some of the gentler sex mass killers might not have become the monsters they became. To my surprise, I often, however, missed little more than more detail and atmosphere.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One woman brought one child to the hospital, dead. First of all, the characters in the novel who espouse the author’s view are preachy, preachy, preachy. Carr is so good that before you realize it you are in Old New York at the turn of the century, and so in-love with these people that you hate to leave them for sleep or work. A year has passed since Dr. There are two amazing characteristics of this series that I love most since The Alienist.

The Angel of Darkness

Society has a great problem accepting this deviation from what it considers normal, maternal instinct on the part of a woman, and hushes such incidents. Sep 27, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: He and the narrator, Stevie, have similar zngel of poverty and violence.

Ce himself, are seen anew. The fact of the matter was that the book was so detailed, so richly drawn, so atmospheric, that I had to sometimes reread parts to see if I missed anything. The second was the seamless integration of historical figures into the story.


Doctor Kreizler and his pals pursue the trail of Libby Hatch, identified as the kidnapper of the daughter of the Spanish ambassador. If we succeed in bringing Libby Hatch to trial, it won’t be just the outrage of the humble citizens in town like Ballston Spa that we’ll have to deal with.

But the character of El Nino, the servant of the Crar diplomat, never really connected with me and seemed to be a dues ex machina for the book. This novel also ends with a slow declining arc, more than a little bit after the main conflict has been resolved, just as calfb does.

Set in the 19th century when crime fighting techniques were at their infancy I enjoyed hearing the theories behind fingerprinting, ballistics and using sketches of possible suspects.

No, no – all the mighty weight of this sparkling society will come crashing down on our heads, too. There were moments where the historical figures inserted into the book seemed a little strange and I was pretty much left going, “Riiiight The change of narrator is refreshing at first, especially in the introductory chapter when it was revealed that the manuscripts of the Alienist and The Angel of Darkness were part of a bet made oscuridsd John Schuyler Moore and Taggert.

At any rate, this one has more than a few things in common thematically with my own WIP, including how women are treated in a male-dominated society.