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Shrinking Returns

The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld

Reviewed by Anna Godbersen
Esquire

"Jed Rubenfeld's The Interpretation of Murder has everything a historical thriller is supposed to have: a mysterious cabal, a predator with a taste for horse whips, and loads of cameos by famous people from a bygone era. Sadly, Rubenfeld's book also suffers from the common pitfalls of the genre: stuffy dialogue and a tendency towards undergraduate-style enthusiasm for historical trivia. In The Interpretation of Murder, Freud is the historical figure who is featured, and his presence signals the psychological darkness of Rubenfeld's novel, if not its psychological depth...." Read the entire Esquire review.




One Response to "Shrinking Returns"

  1.  
    Vicky Copelton October 18th, 2006 at 4:06 am

    Thank you for honest review..it's refreshing to learn of stultifying language before the actual purchase

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