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I just finished "Killing Time" by Caleb Carr and it was one of the silliest wastes of time I have read in quite awhile. Has anyone else read this book? I know several of you liked "The Alienist". Was that just a MUCH better book, or am I going to dislike that one as well.

I know some authors write some good books and some bad books. For some, it is just a matter of taste. "The Alienist" sounds like a story I would like, but if he writes no better than he did in "Killing Time", then I don't want to bother. So who has read both books and what did YOU think of each?
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