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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
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Jan 19, 08

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Read in January, 2008

After reading Devil in the White City (one of my favorite books of all time), I was very excited to read this book. I ended up disappointed. I really had to force my way through this book. There was too much about the invention and not enough about the murder. Devil in the White City was much more balanced. Although maybe it just felt that way because the world's fair chapters were just as interesting as the serial killer chapters.

Erik Larson is a great writer. I enjoy how he ties a famous event to a tale of murder that was going on at the same time. I n Thunderstruck, I just didn't enjoy the chapters about Marconi. The chapters on Crippen were fantastic, but went much too fast and were too short.
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