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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
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May 14, 2010

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I am torn as to whether or not I enjoyed the dual paths of the book - the attempts at connection between Marconi and the Crippen story. At the end, I felt a little bit let down by the way the Crippen story was wrapped up. It was interesting, but I still felt like I had no additional insight into why someone like Crippen would murder his wife. It was an interesting way to present the story, but I felt that at times the story dragged and would have done more credit to both Marconi and Crippen if the focus of this book had really been one or the other.

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message 1: by Lori (new)

Lori Let me know how you like this book. It sounds excellent.

David Larson may be bored with his great ability to write life into history, so he "experiments". This may be one but since I am a fan of Radio Frequencies, I must read this, dammit!

David Enjoyed the radio stuff moreso than the murderer stuff.
This book wasn't his best.

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