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Younger tells the detective about a young patient who exhibited sexual feelings for her father, to which the rubeenfeld is disgusted. If you are like me, pick up this book just because Sigmund Freud is in it. There is some mild language and one or two uses of strong language.

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Dr Stratham Younger is Freud’s most committed American disciple and he’s asked to help her as Freud himself won’t be available throughout the period when she’ll need treatment. It’s something which has always bemused his biographers. Harry Thaw, confined in an insane asylum in New Jersey after murdering architect Stanford White, receives mysterious visitors wearing signet rings. I was less convinced by the women.

Spy of the First Person. Psychoanalysis A murder of a young woman is followed by another attempt using the same modus operandi, however, this lady Miss Acton survives but it leaves her with amnesia. 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.


I haven’t read anything from turn of the rubebfeld America in quite a while. Retrieved rubenfe,d ” http: Jun 23, Arun Divakar rated it it was ok. For anyone slightly interested in psychology, this rubenfepd will whet your appetite slightly.

This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. View all 8 comments. Rubenfield paints many characters in a way to make them as possible suspects and this piques the curiosity.

I did like it. A twisting and clever plot, historical interest, a primer on psychoanalysis and the Oedipus complex, fascinating characters and it was a thrilling ride from beginning to end.

When I sit down to what I hope will be a great meal, I look forward to the side dishes, but it’s the main course that is central. When I’m mjrder, I can’t read because I get seasick. I wanted to like The Interpretation of Murder.

The Interpretation of Murder (Freud, #1) by Jed Rubenfeld

More than 2, because it did keep my interest. The last book that I enjoyed this much in this genre was “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr that I read in the late nineties. As the story progressed from the luxury hotels and high society events to the narrow, twisting alleys, and to houses of prostitution and police holding cells, those scenes filled without thousands of extras came alive.

I can only hope Rubenfeld gets more opportunities to return to this exciting world and bring his readers more adventures of Dr. There is a fair bit of sexual content in this book including references to jsd and thoughts of incest.

May 14, Nikhil rated it it was amazing. This could’ve easily surpassed as one of the most entertaining non-fiction books with Freud’s personal take on Hamlet and his arguments about the innate carnal desires of men and women.


I found it clever, informative, well written and even humorous rubfnfeld times. Drums of Autumn Starz Tie-in Edition. As a Princeton undergraduate, he wrote his senior thesis on Freud. I am not much familiar with either Jung or Freud their literature or their personalities but here in this plot Jung is more of a petulant and sulking child almost all the time.

The Interpretation of Murder

It had an intriguing premise: The Interpretation of Murder is an intricately plotted, elegantly wrought entertainment filled with delicious surprises, subtle sleights of hand, and fascinating ideas. The background is detailed out well and the image of NY in the ‘s is very much alive in these pages.

There were times that it felt like it was a bit more modern than than the story was meant to be. Twists and turns along with Carl Jung -why oh why!! The next day, a second beauty—a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents—barely escapes the killer.

On the face of it there are some difficult concepts in this book. I devoured this book in the sense that rubenfwld was easy to read and lots of plot twists to keep you interested.