The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
This book is far from crap, but if you know anything about Cholera and the epidemic that knocked off a huge clip of London's population in the mid-1800, you know crap is, actually, at the very heart of the tale. Mr. Johnson can make even the most mundane details of the story downright thrilling. His style of writing and the thoughtful anecdotes shared from literature detailing Victorian London piece together quite the page turner.
A definite must-read during your holiday breaks.
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