Review: THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson

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Take Two Stories. Mix. Then Serve On Paper
by Janet Maslin for NY Times Books

“Erik Larson’s “Thunderstruck” is about murder, invention and distraction. Even though these matters are unrelated, Mr. Larson has made it his business to cobble them together. And although he may seem to have more than enough material, some of it is laughably skimpy. This is a book from which to learn that when Scotland Yard moved its London headquarters in the 1890s, 14,212 umbrellas were left behind.”

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