Today I want to tell you about one of the books I recently read, called Thunderstruck, by Eric Larson.
In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two
men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi,
the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of
communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal
chases of all time.
I thoroughly enjoyed this true story and I loved how Larson used description to so perfectly describe the Edwardian landscape in which it takes place. Marconi was presented as an interesting if obsessive man, who had no degree in science of any kind but yet managed to do what everyone said couldn't be done: invent wireless telegraphy. Even though I knew he would succeed, I was rooting him the whole time. I was also rooting for Hawley Crippen, the unlikely murderer.
Publishers Weekly thought this was a bit slow while Library Journal called it 'fascinating' and 'thrilling.' I agree with Library Journal. I was completely engaged throughout.
In addition to Thunderstruck, Erik Larson also wrote The Devil in the White City, which I want to read, and Isaac's Storm, which I have read.
I also thought I'd share another house pic, this one of my room taken late yesterday.
Kitten looks very nice on my new quilt, don't you think?
Next weekend I hope to get some pics of the lupines...wait til you see them.