The Invention of Everything Else
New York City thrums with energy, wonder, and possibility in this magical novel about the life of Nikola Tesla. It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Louisa, a young maid at the hotel... show more
New York City thrums with energy, wonder, and possibility in this magical novel about the life of Nikola Tesla. It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Louisa, a young maid at the hotel determined to befriend him, wins his attention through a shared love of pigeons; with her we hear his tragic and tremendous life story unfold. Meanwhile, Louisa discovers that her father—and her handsome, enigmatic love interest, Arthur Vaughan—are on an unlikely mission to travel back in time and find his beloved late wife. A masterful hybrid of history, biography, and science fiction, The Invention of Everything Else is an absorbing story about love and death and a wonderfully imagined homage to one of history's most visionary scientists.
Publish date: 2008-02-07
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Tesla was an ethnic Serb living in Croatia. I am wondering if I can deal with the fantastical elements of the story. Is ther a good author's note clarifying what is fact and what is fiction? On the other hand reviews are quite rosy. Please somebody help me decide!
workaday mp3 ~10 hours. Unabridged. For the amount of information gleaned whilst conjointly listening and surfing will give this a full 5*. Realistically though, it is a 4* but I'll add teh-brillianz to take up the slack.A day of complete absorption but not for those who only like to look into the t...
Here, we'll just use the email I sent to Meg after finishing this:I really wish The Invention of Everything Else came with a director'scommentary DVD because I don't know how you write a book like this.Each of the strands in the story is kind of like a perfect littlepiece of art, and she just places...
Among this novel's eccentricities you'll find attempts at time travel, a nosy chambermaid, an aging Nikola Tesla, and convalescing pigeons. I found it quirky and thoroughly enjoyable.