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Frank Tallis

Autor(a) de A Death in Vienna

37+ Works 2,539 Membros 128 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist, who has taught clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and Kings College in London. Dr. Tallis has published six nonfiction books, including Changing Minds, a history of psychotherapy, and many academic mostrar mais articles in international journals. He has also written two novels, for which he received a 1999 Writer's Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and a 2000 New London Writer's Award from the London Arts Board. mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) yes, the thrillers and the psychology nonfiction are by the same person.

Image credit: 2003 Schönbrunn Palace. Picture by Nicola Fox

Séries

Obras por Frank Tallis

A Death in Vienna (2005) 651 exemplares
Vienna Blood (2006) 385 exemplares
Fatal Lies (2008) 263 exemplares
Vienna Secrets (2009) 249 exemplares
Vienna Twilight (2010) 191 exemplares
Death and the Maiden (2011) 137 exemplares
The Sleep Room (2013) 105 exemplares
The Forbidden (2012) 101 exemplares
The Voices (2014) 83 exemplares
Mephisto Waltz (2018) 55 exemplares
The Passenger (2016) 30 exemplares

Associated Works

ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1958-09-01
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Ocupações
clinical psychologist
lecturer
Nota de desambiguação
yes, the thrillers and the psychology nonfiction are by the same person.

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Críticas

Inspector Rheinhardt is not having a good day: first he's called to the bizarre killing of the emperor's favourite anaconda at the local zoo, and then he must attend the massacre of three prostitutes and their madam in a brothel in one of Vienna's more dilapidated districts. Baffled and disturbed, he requests the help of his friend Max Liebermann, a young doctor and disciple of Freud, to make sense of the violent deaths. Their investigation brings them into contact with Aryan nationalists, a renowned Austrian cavalry regiment and the Freemasons.

There is much to enjoy in this novel, and indeed the series, though I don't read them because of the crime element; if anything, that aspect is relatively weak. Vienna just after the turn of the century must have been a fascinating place, and Frank Tallis's descriptions, though occasionally overdone, bring the city to life. The main characters are also incredibly well drawn, even though I remain somewhat sceptical of Liebermann's amazing ability to infer facts about someone based on his knowledge of psychology and interest in psychotherapy; a certain London detective famous for his accurate deductions springs to mind. Unsurprisingly, the pace is rather slow, but it is fascinating to witness Austrian nationalists and the Aryan ideology become more widespread, knowing where it will lead in the span of just one generation. The fact that Liebermann is Jewish and so experiences antisemitism first-hand makes the reader all the more invested, in my opinion. I will definitely continue with the series.
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passion4reading | 13 outras críticas | Apr 6, 2024 |
Best part of this book for me was checking out the music on you- tube. Not a fan of Freudian psychiatry, but the plot was adequate and characters ok
 
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cspiwak | 3 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Une réussite, un grand travail sur le "décor" et une intrigue (une double intrigue) qui devient secondaire derrière les personnages.
 
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Nikoz | 13 outras críticas | Aug 9, 2023 |
La structure et le dynamisme sont des réussite. Le cadre est le milieu est forcément romanesque… Très agréable au final.
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Nikoz | 29 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
37
Also by
1
Membros
2,539
Popularidade
#10,115
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
128
ISBN
236
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
8

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