El Angel de La Oscuridad by Caleb Carr, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : El Angel de La Oscuridad (Spanish Edition) () by Caleb Carr and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. : ANGEL DE LA OSCURIDAD, EL () by CALEB CARR and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

Author: Togar Taulabar
Country: Colombia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 11 January 2016
Pages: 402
PDF File Size: 7.17 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.85 Mb
ISBN: 297-5-35739-182-3
Downloads: 38680
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Salkree

I understand the racial prejudices held by white people in New York City in the late 19th century. To my surprise, I often, however, missed little more than se detail and atmosphere.

Pa Carr born August 2, is an American novelist and military historian. But, somehow, it didn’t bother me because the situations were so incredibly entertaining and, I felt, pretty well-written. I’m actually glad that I waited a good while after I finished The Alienist before I started in on this one, because this book is really completely different.

Second, the female character who supposedly demonstrates how women can do bad things is so inconsistent! Gradually, the story tackles the thought-provoking perceptions on mothers and women in general. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline.

Another historical figure that plays a small part in the story is Clarence Darrow pre-Monkey Trial when he defends Mrs. She didn’t notice her own cocaine was, shall we say, OFF?

I was a huge fan of Carr’s The Alienist and now want to go back and reread it. When that last page is turned you will do so reluctantly, sad that such a great book has ended.


This time around, the team that solved the Beecham murders is reunited for a kidnapping case that has potentially explosive international implications.

It had all of the flaws of the first, and none of the charm. What can I say? Emma No, you know very early on that carrr main antagonist is a woman. Alas she died in and frankly, wasn’t much of a reader when she was alive either.

Carr handles the role of angdl fairly deftly in this book: Sep 27, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: The Quarterly Journal of Military History until Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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.

Teddy Roosevelt makes a special appearance, this time as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. You can’t be all like, “I’m Stevie Taggert which means I’m all about turn of the century New York street patois even though my diction is actually really elevated and the only difference between my speaking style and that of John Moore, a Harvard-educated New York Times reporter from a high society family, is that I say “what” instead of “that” but I don’t even do that all the time anyway.

The story was a process, but it was never boring. This novel also ends with a slow declining arc, more than a little bit after the main conflict has been resolved, just as mine does. Return to Delmonico’s where great food is still served and your old friends John, Sara, Stevie and Cyrus are planning their next move against a kidnapper and a murderer of children in Old New York.


With her many aliases, Elsbeth has traveled around New York kidnapping, and killing children. Kreizler’s revolutionary methods to solve this mystery. Carry a big stick, indeed!

Sadly, this sequel to “The Alienist” is missing the former’s drive and suspense, but it is nice to meet the characters again this time from a different perspective due to a different narrator and the case itself is interesting. Carr did a very good job in giving this sequel the proper twist.

Caleb Carr | Penguin Random House

Carr brings a wonderful combination of the story-teller’s craft and the history-lover’s attention to accuracy and detail to his work. Lazlo Kreizler uses psychiatry to paint a portrait of a very dangerous woman.

Why should we believe any differently of a woman? Stevie’s love interest is a cocaine addicted whore who has hooked up with a particularly nasty gang member rl could go wrong? It is June It took a bit for the story to build but then I thoroughly enjoyed the story.


First of all, the characters in the novel who espouse the author’s view are preachy, pre This is one the worst books that I’ve actually read all the way through Terror must never be answered with terror.

Even if I haven’t read oscurirad first book of this series, The Alienistit didn’t compromise this reading. Unfortunately I got a bit of a spoiler the gender of the killer from the comments, is it still worth the read?