Thunderstruck by Erik Larson


Erik Larson

463 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

nonfiction history science true crime challenging informative mysterious slow-paced


A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world's "great hush."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 supe...

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informative 94%
mysterious 42%
dark 40%
adventurous 38%
tense 26%
challenging 8%
sad 8%
emotional 7%
inspiring 6%
reflective 6%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
relaxing 1%


slow 51%
medium 41%
fast 7%

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