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Review: The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt

Posted on: February 18, 2009

When a man loves a pigeon… history forgets him.

If I can learn one new thing while reading a book, I’m pretty pleased. In that regard, The Invention of Everything Else is more than pleasing. At times I felt like I should be taking notes (did you know limicine means slug-like? I didn’t). I mean that in the best possible way.

Not quite faction; not quite historical novel, The Invention of Everything Else tells the story of the last days of the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla at the Hotel New Yorker. This is imagined history interwoven with real history. History as we all sort of wish it could be.

This is a fascinating, at times baffling, and always compelling novel. The writing is superb and I think most readers will find this not only highly readable, but also highly educational, a quality only the finest examples of fiction can manage without being heavy handed. I also really enjoyed the little cameo by one of my favorite authors!

Highly recommended, especially for those who know little about Tesla, as I suspect this will spark a further interest to learn more about the mysterious inventor.

Rating: 4.5 Bryant Park pigeons out of 5

Challenges:
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The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (February 7, 2008)
ISBN-13: 9780618801121
Pages: 272

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