Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Technologists; Matthew Pearl



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine.  I liked the sound of this thriller and it's set in Boston which appeals to me. What's your opinion?

February 21, 2012 - Random House

(about the book)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, comes a completely fresh take on the historical thriller, set at the intersection of science and history, as the men and women of the first graduating class of MIT must avert a dire threat against their city.

Boston, 1868: On a fog-shrouded, moonless spring night in Boston Harbor, seven ships--schooners, pleasure steamers, and steamships--mysteriously crash in a massive, fiery wreck. The devastation is later complicated by the discovery that every compass recovered from the wreckage had spun wildly as the ships veered inexplicably off course. In an attempt to solve the mystery, investigators visit the newly founded Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose fifteen-member inaugural class is about to graduate. As the harbor disaster is followed by further strange calamities striking the city, Marcus Mansfield and his fellow classmates including Ellen Swallow, the sole female student at MIT--will find themselves in the position of being the only people qualified to save the city and its inhabitants from what seems to be the work of a madman.

27 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like the sound of this one. Even the cover is pretty. Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. I am not usually a fan of historical mysteries...but the Boston part has almost won me over.

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  3. Oh, I love books set in Boston, too. Thanks for sharing what looks like an intriguing mystery.

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  4. Oooh, this sounds so good. I can hardly wait to read it. Love Boston, love history, love mystery. What else could you want?

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  5. I'm not a great fan of sci fi but as an historical novel this one might be good.

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  6. Oh, I love Matthew Pearl, and I loved The Last Dickens so very much! I am going to have to put this on my wish list straight away. It sounds excellent! Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. This sounds like a different read for you...I'm intrigued!

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  8. This one looks great! My kind of story. I received a galley yesterday but I had to put it a few weeks down in the tbr pile.

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  9. I just won this one from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. I'm excited to read it soon!

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  10. Ooh, sounds good! I liked his The Dante Club a lot but I haven't read The Poe Shadow or The Last Dickens. I should, and I thank you for reminding me about an author I would like to read more of. Have you read his books? And I love books set in Boston and environs.

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  11. That sounds good and what a gorgeous cover!

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  12. Oooh, I too want this one! Love the cover, love the premise!

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  13. This sounds exciting--definitely worth waiting for!

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  14. Great find Diane. This one sounds pretty good.

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  15. this sounds like a good read, great choice.

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  16. I just added this to my wishlist on Amazon. The engineer in me definitely wants to read this one, not to mention that my son wants to go to MIT.

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  17. Love Pearl! He is so supportive of book bloggers too. I can't wait to read this one!

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  18. I actually haven't heard of this until now. That is why I love WOW! I find the best reads this way. My WOW

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  19. I read one of his books a few years ago and liked it. The cover is very cool...I'm looking forward to YOU reading it and telling me what you think!! LOL!

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  20. That sounds very good to me and the mystery + history might work!

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  21. Hey, thanks for helping build buzz for The Technologists, Diane! We're building a cool website for the book and will have a book trailer, too--my first trailer! We'll also have a downloadable prequel novella, called The Professor's Assassin, available starting in December. If you're interested, you can stay up to date at my Facebook Author page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-Pearl-author/29977879540) or my site, www.matthewpearl.com

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  22. This does sound good -- I liked The Dante Club, and my daughter studies engineering, so this is going on my list :)
    Thanks Diane.

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  23. I haven't yet read anything by Matthew Pearl. But, give me a Boston setting, and I'm all over it!

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