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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Posted March 4, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Erik Larson has a way of writing non-fiction that makes you fall for the players.  History should be told in precisely this way, as a story.  History can either be presented statistically or artistically.  Most audiences will be far more captivated by a narrative than just names and dates.  This is why I like authors like Tom Holland and Erik Larson. Dead Wake tells the story of the RMS Lusitania.  In May 1915, the Lusitania was en route from New York to Liverpool when a torpedo was shot at it from a German U-Boat.  The Lusitania carried 1900 people on that […]

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted July 18, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  A few years ago, I picked up Treasure Island and absolutely loved it.  I figured, hey!  Jekyll & Hyde is also a classic, and written by the same author, I’ll like this one too!  Unfortunately, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde just didn’t hit home for me.  Actually, I’m sort of preparing myself to be pummeled with tomatoes because out of all classics, this one seems to be the one most people like… eek!  Here goes…. Characters We spend the book trailing a man called “Utterson” who appears to be a prominent lawyer and in service to all […]