ThunderstruckThunderstruck is the first work Erik Larson’s that I have felt like lacked…well, thunder. Mr. Larsen is one of a hand full of non-fiction writers, along with Jon Meacham, Alex Kershaw, and Laura Hillenbrand, whose writing stood out to me in the past year. In fairness to Mr. Larson, it is quite possible that I’m suffering from literary transference. Every time Marconi’s name came across my mind, it was quickly chased away by Jefferson Airplane/ Jefferson Star ship/Starship/ Jefferson Pensioner’s “We built this city” apparently on very bad rock and roll. Even with Grace Slick’s imaginary mind control, the ending of the book did show some of the same tension and suspense I enjoyed in his other works.