I tried to pick from different genres. Do any of these tickle your fancy? If not, I have plenty more to choose from.
These are all paperbacks and I‘ll tag the others in the comments
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5 ? See what I did there? No? You should read this book to find out. The backdrop of the book is the "current" war between Westinghouse and Edison along with who invented the light bulb. A very "enlightening" historical fiction novel about the men who brought about our electrical system as we know it and the young lawyer in the middle of it. This book.was an attention grabbing, page turner of a read. Fantastic!!! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin
Graham Moore has a way of writing stories that make them feel so alive that you start to believe in the existence of his characters before you actually crack open a history book and learn that they really did exist. I'm talking of the main character here, Mr. Paul Cravath, who I knew nothing about before reading this.
Like Paul, I started this book without knowing what I was getting into. Once I got to the middle, there was no putting this book
The battle of patents between Edison & Westinghouse was spearheaded by a young lawyer named Cravat. This historical novel turns the story into a bit of a thriller while remaining solidly grounded in fact. The other major players are the enigmatic Tesla and Paul's love interest. All of the main characters existed in real life & I loved reading the afterword from the author about where fact met fiction.
I am going to use #OppositeDay photo challenge to reacquaint myself with my TBR. This paperback has been on my shelf a year maybe two....🤷🏻♀️. Anyone love this book? Should I read it sooner rather later?
Although I liked this book, I did not love it. There was something missing from what I would consider a great HF novel. Maybe because it was wrapped up in the legal issues, or maybe because the characters as described by the author just didn‘t grab me, but there was something off in my estimation. It was interesting, just not engrossing.
Historical fiction isn‘t usually my go to genre, however I‘ve always been fascinated by the inventions of the 1800‘s and more specifically Nikola Tesla himself. This story was even more fascinating than I imagined and I really loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter as well!!
The Last Days of Night is a very creative, well written story. It‘s part history and part historical fiction involving Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla, Paul Cravath and several other nonfictional people. Cravath was Westinghouse‘s lawyer covering a lawsuit about pattens between Westinghouse and Edison. It‘s a mostly true story with some minor changes of dates and speculation as to how it all came together.
Historical fiction isn't my usual genre of choice, but I did enjoy this quite a lot. It details the war between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the light bulb, seen through the eyes of Westinghouse's lawyer. Not much court room drama, thankfully, but some romance, some mystery and intrigue as the opposing sides tried to one up each other. 5 💥💥💥💥💥
Set in the 1880s, The Last Days of Night tells the story of the war of the currents from the vantage point of Paul Cravath, the young attorney representing Westinghouse in the lawsuit against Edison over who invented the light bulb.
It's a fascinating book, with intriguing characters, interesting events, science, and very intelligent prose. I loved it.
After inhaling The Holdout, I immediately grabbed Graham Moore's other books. This one is completely different but fascinating. It's historical fiction meets legal thriller, about the drama behind the origin of electricity and the many players involved. Because it's an undisputed fact that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb... right? As recognizable as his name is, this accounting, though fiction, highlighted how little I actually knew 💡
I picked up a bargain copy of this last weekend. It's been on my radar since several Littens have written glowing reviews of Moore's book about a lawsuit between George Westinghouse & Thomas Edison over the invention of the light bulb. I'm sure there will be explanations of platinum filament & #thethingummybob that makes it all work.
Who can relate?! For me... probably The Life of Pi
Tagged book almost but only because of the fairly graphic and horrible description of the first failed attempt to kill someone (Kemmler) with the first electric chair. Absolutely horrifying.
Anyone know Ancient Greek? Lol trying to memorize the alphabet so I can figure out 1st declension and feeling a little annoyed.
I am enjoying this audio book that I started on the bus this morning though. Very interesting and well written.
This is an interesting read...
This was such an amazing book. There are few scientists I love more than Nikola Tesla, so I had to read this. There's a line that says "visionaries like Tesla, craftsman like Westinghouse, and salesman like Edison" and frankly, that's the best description I've ever heard of them. The movie better not suck. #currentwar #edison #tesla #westinghouse #cravath
Another fantastic read from the #NewYearWhoDis reading list of @VeganCleopatra 😃
Part historical fiction, part legal thriller, part history, this book is the fascinating story of the current wars between Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla, and a young lawyer in the middle of it. I learned a lot and was very entertained. I listened to the audio, and the narration is great, too.
As far as #historicalfiction goes, this was right up there with my favorite, The Devil in the White City (which is saying a lot)! Westinghouse, Edison, Tesla, and our young protagonist, Cravath, fill out the pages of this novel and bring the battle of the light bulb and electric current to life. If you like historical fiction, particularly those with the flare of a thriller, I highly recomend The Last Days of Night! #bestseller #grahammoore
I got to see Graham Moore speak today at the Kentucky Bar Association‘s annual conference! He wrote the screenplay for The Imitation Game in addition to The Last Days of Night and The Sherlockian.
Of course I had to buy a copy of his book and get his autograph😊. He‘s very nice and gave an “illuminating” presentation about Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse‘s legal battle, described in the historical fiction TLDON💡. Probably a great read!
Field trip,exam planning.Now on my porch, sunny with a breeze.Contemplating this book. I could not put down until I finished it in wee hours of the morning. Historical fiction, but so much based on on actual events, primary documents, etc. Note from the author a must read! I had no idea of the “current war” between Westinghouse, Edison, Tesla in the mix. Fascinating intrigue, law suits, dirty business, chess like- who is moving who?
#saturdaymorning #booksandcoffee #porchlife
Starting this intriguing book recommended by @britt_brooke on my porch since I returned from Tampa last Monday night. Working late interferes with evening porch time! Lots of bird song. Cool breezes. My son just joined me to work on computer in fresh air. ❤️📚💻☕️🐦🎼
“But this is the very thing about electricity. Nothing about it makes any common sense at all.”
This was a recommendation from one of my husband‘s friends and I‘m so grateful for it. What a completely fascinating read! This is my kind of historical fiction. I learned a ton about a subject I was embarrassing not very familiar with, while being wholly entertained. Audio was good; loved the authors note at the end.
My #MayTBR so far consists of ones I‘m already in the middle of + the #LitsyBuddyRead selection. The rest of the month is a crap shoot. #ReadingResolutions @Jess7 @LitsyBuddyRead
I started the tagged book on #audio yesterday. The opening scene isn‘t #JustLikeFire, it‘s quite literally a fiery spectacle. Very fascinating book so far! #GetMovin @eanderson @Cinfhen
One of my husband‘s friends recommended this book - quite literally about #power - to me recently. Sounds fascinating!
EDITED: I had the wrong book. 🤦🏼♀️ Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage for pointing me to the correct one.
Fascinating! You can tell Moore is a screenwriter. The book reads like a film. Excellent pacing and plenty of dramatic scenes. I was unaware of how contentious the battle between AC and DC was, and I really appreciated Moore's breakdown at the very end of what was fact and what was fabrication.
I want to go back in time and give Nikola Tesla a hug, even though I'm pretty sure he would not have appreciated it.
A well-written historical fiction about the legal battle between Edison and Westinghouse, told from the POV of Westinghouse's lawyer. I feel like this premise never should have worked, but somehow it did. But the choice of using the lawyer made the story flow smoothly and even allowed for occasional humor, which I did not expect. The story was compelling while also being historically accurate. I recommend this to people who enjoy HF and science.
Day 2 of #riotgrams is for your #currentread. I always have at least two books going, so three isn't unusual for me. Thus far The Last Days of Night is rather good, especially if you enjoy HF and science.