Amazon.com Review Great inventors take the stage in this historical fiction/legal thriller based on the lighting of New York City in the 1890s. The story is told by Paul Cravath, an attorney hired by George Westinghouse to take on Thomas Edison in a battle over lightbulb patents. The setup may sound dry, but Graham?s pacing keeps the story driving forward. There are crimes. There?s a mysterious woman. There?s a mad genius in the form of Nikola Tesla. And it?s all sets against the backdrop of the glittering Gilded Age. Every so often an historical fiction comes along that captures the imaginations of legions of readers. The Last Days of Night will join that elite group of novels. ?Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review Read more Review ?A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.??Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review ?This captivating historical novel illuminates a fascinating American moment.??People?A fascinating portrait of American inventors . . . Moore crafts a compelling narrative out of [Paul]?Cravath?s cunning legal maneuvers and [Nikola]?Tesla?s world-changing tinkering, while a story line on opera singer Agnes Huntington has the mysterious glamour of?The Great Gatsby. . . . Moore weaves a complex web. . . .? He conjures Gilded Age New York City so vividly, it feels like only yesterday.??Entertainment Weekly?A model of superior historical fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten facts to give us an exciting, sometimes astonishing story of two geniuses locked in a brutal battle to change the world. . . . [A] brilliant journey into the past.??The Washington Post?Devil in the White City fans, you'll adore this one. . . . Secret societies, private spites, vast fortunes?this book has it all. But the way all its stories fit together at the end will make you realize that everyone was playing their own game all along. But of course, only one will win.??Refinery 29 ?A marvelous legal thriller set in a magical time when inventions were truly wonders, [Moore] knows how to grab your attention and not let go. . . . This is historical fiction at its very best. . . . The Last Days of Night is just as crackling as the electricity at its very core.??Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ?Moore?s writing is sharp and as energized as his topic. . . . This is a riveting book that will hold your attention and will illuminate many on the birth of light in America. Part legal thriller, part romance, injected with a history lesson. Worth the read.??Historical Novel Society ?Mesmerizing, clever, and absolutely crackling, The Last Days of Night is a triumph of imagination. Graham Moore has chosen Gilded Age New York as his playground, with outsized characters?Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse?as his players. The result is a beautifully researched, endlessly entertaining novel that will leave you buzzing.??Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl ?In The Last Days of Night, Graham Moore takes us back to the dawn of light?electric light?into a world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla, and the novel?s hero, a young lawyer named Paul Cravath (a name that will resonate with ambitious law students everywhere). It?s part legal thriller, part tour of a magical time?the age of wonder?and once you?ve finished it, you?ll find it hard to return to the world of now.??Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City ?The Last Days of Night is a wonder, a riveting historical novel that is part legal thriller, part techno-suspense. This fast-paced story about the personal and legal clash over the invention of the light bulb is a tale of larger-than-life characters and devious doings, and a significant meditation on the price we as a society pay for new technology. . . . Thoughtful and hugely entertaining.??Scott Turow Read more See all Editorial Reviews
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