Book Review of The Alienist

The Alienist
The Alienist
Author: Caleb Carr
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This book came out to enormous hype when it was published. I read it eagerly and was disappointed. I find Caleb Carr's writing facile and unpolished, and the story was loose and not as gripping as I would have liked. It's not a waste of time to read, but there are a LOT better books in this genre.