GotMyReservations's Reviews > Thunderstruck
Mar 22, 2014
Erik Larson somehow manages to find true stories that occurred at the same time in history and then connect them in engaging narratives. While not as good as either Devil in the White City or In the Garden of Beasts, the parallel stories of Marconi's development of wireless communication and Harvey Crippen's murder of his wife come together in a satisfying conclusion. I read this for book club and might not have chosen it otherwise. The detail in this book is vintage Larson -- everything is meticulously researched and referenced -- and the reader is drawn into the psyches of these driven men who will do just about anything to achieve their goals.
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March 22, 2014 – Shelved
March 22, 2014 – Finished Reading