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on July 6, 2015
Loving, as I had, the other books that I had read by Larson, I was somewhat disappointed in Thunderstruck. The book tells, simultaneously, the stories of Marconi's invention of and attempts to market wireless telegraphy, and a highly publicized ( murder of the century ) London homicide.
The story of the murder by an unassuming pharmacist of his show-biz wife who did not love him and whom he had stopped loving, was an interesting tale but I have read more engrossing true crime stories.
Much of the account of Marconi and his invention was tedious and over - detailed. At times I found it to be a chore to get through it. The stories of his personal life, though, were of interest.
While, in general, the book was worth reading, I thought that it was over - rated and disappointing.