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Rec: The Night In Dublin

I participated in the yuletide fic exchange this year and received as my gift fic a wonderful piece of Alienist slash. Marcus Issacson and the Doctor go to Dublin to pursue a lead on a case the team is working on, and both find the distance from their lives and daily rituals to be liberating. It's a very sweet, quiet first time fic told from Kreizler's POV that has a spot-on voice and characterization. The doctor's uncertainty and insecurity about interpersonal issues rings very true to me, and Marcus handles these issues with a surprising gentleness.

So despite being a little biased, I highly recommend reading this one. The authors for Yuletide are anonymous until January 1st, but reading and commenting is open now.

The Night In Dublin
Author: Anonymous
Summary: Laszlo Kreizler and Marcus Isaacson grow closer.
Pairing: Kreizler/M. Issacson
Rating: NC-17
Excerpt: His anger towards his father fueled unpredictable bonds with the men in his life, but his mistrust and naivete towards women affected his life even more, and Laszlo was now self-aware enough to know it. The only women who interested him he imagined it within his power to fix. He would forever attempt to save his mother from his father by saving the women in his life, but it kept them from ever being his equals, no matter how enlightened he was as a male. That he felt closer to his male friends, however, was immaterial in any practical sense.
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New Alienist Books Message Board Open!

I have recently opened a new message board dedicated to the Alienist books and Caleb Carr's other works. As you are all fans of his Alienist books (I would assume!) I thought that this might be of interest to some of you. :)

The board be accessed at http://board.17thstreet.net.

If you would like to discuss the books, please consider joining. After you've joined, make sure you read the welcome message and the board guidelines. I will be posting up some new topics for discussion soon but in the meantime, I would encourage you to start your own discussion topics.

I hope to see some of you at the board!

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HELP. I've tried and tried, but I can't find ANY books that compare to The Alienist or Angel of Darkness. Everything seems like such a huge letdown. :[ Does anyone have any suggestions in the same vein that I might try?


Well hello.  I realize it's rather quiet around here, but I figured I'd drop an intro anyway.  I read The Alienist last year for a school book club and fell absolutely in love with it, and I just recently discovered the sequel, which I finished earlier this afternoon.  Two magnificent novels, I must say.  Anyone know if Mr. Carr will pen a third?  That would just about make my life. :)  Either way, I look forward to reading more of his work.  Glad to find a group for these wonderful pieces of lit!
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New here

My name is Anne and I'm a French girl of 29. I'm a fan of these books since the first time I've read them in French (almost 10 years now). I think that "The Alienist" is the book I've read the most until now (can't remember how many times...).
I'm happy to find a community like this one.
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17th Street Updates

I hope nobody minds me posting this here. I just wanted to let anybody interested know that I am in the process of making some fairly large updates at 17th Street, my Alienist and Angel of Darkness fansite. I have almost completed the full character list (a couple of minor characters are still missing but I'm working on that) and I have also installed an email notification component to the updates page. Shortly, I am also going to start working on a timeline of events for The Angel of Darkness, similar to what I've done for the Alienist timeline; that might take a couple of weeks to finish though.

Anyway, I just thought some of you might be interested in this. I should add that if you have any suggestions on what else I should add to the site, please feel free to let me know. Thanks! :)
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Under the cut is a piece of Alienist fanfiction. Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Obligatory Disclaimer: The characters of The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness were created by and copyrighted to Caleb Carr. I am merely a fan who wanted to explore an idea I had regarding one such character, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler.

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17thstreet.net Open!

Well, I've been talking about it for a while but with the coming of the new year, I am happy to announce that 17thstreet.net and it's forums are now open! :) I'm hoping that 17thstreet.net will become a major internet source for information on the Alienist books. It will probably take a while for people to find out about 17thstreet.net but we (Cait and I) hope that once the site has had some advertising, discussion at the forums will start to occur. If you enjoy the books and/or studying the era that the books were set in, please feel free to join up and get posting. Don't forget to have a look around the rest of the site as well though; there's lots of interesting information available at the moment on the characters and the era. Anyway, enjoy and have a very happy new year! :)
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