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Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781400080663 (1400080665)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 463
Edition language: English
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Kaethe rated it
5.0 Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
Not really mystery, because the book starts from the idea that everyone already knows Crippen is a murderer. What makes the book so enjoyable is that the true crime segments breaks up the sometimes tedious timeline of Marconi's long struggle, and in turn, Marconi's various adventures break up the ve...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
4.0 Thunderstruck [Audiobook] by Eric Larson
After listening to Larson's Devil in the White City (and rereading it in fits and starts in book form), I put all of his audiobooks on my list. As much as I'm enjoying access to notes with the books, I find I enjoy the text read more than reading it myself. Another aspect of Larson's work I love i...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
3.5 Thunderstruck - a story of love, murder and science.
In classic Erik Larson style, Thunderstruck is told through parallel lives and events. In this case, more so than in The Devil in the White City, it's not immediately evident how the elements will come to intertwine. Guglielmo Marconi (below) was smart, contributed to society in the end, blah, bl...
audreyhawkins rated it
There were a lot of confluences between the story of Marconi and the sensational murder of Belle Elmore. All the same, I just couldn't get terribly excited about this book. It was very slow to start, for one thing, and then there were endless chapters of Marconi trying and failing to get wireless co...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it
3.0 Thunderstruck
Seems like Larson was trying to do the same thing here as with The Devil in the White City - parallel stories of two historical personages/events that eventually come together. Although the intersection of Marconi (or at least Marconi's technology) and putative murderer Hawley Crippen (since this b...
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