Thunderstruck by Erik Larson


Erik Larson

480 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

nonfiction history science true crime challenging informative mysterious slow-paced


The interwoven stories of two men whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communicat...

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informative 95%
mysterious 40%
adventurous 39%
dark 39%
tense 23%
challenging 8%
reflective 7%
emotional 5%
inspiring 5%
sad 4%
hopeful 1%
relaxing 1%


slow 50%
medium 42%
fast 7%

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