" Okay, so I enjoyed this book, but it was really hard at times to get through. There are lots of twists and turns and rabbit trails in the book - all interesting enough and full of trivia bits, but it does make it a little hard to follow. The lives of Robert Allen Locke, P. T. Barnum, and many others are all entwined to describe the history of the New York newspaper, the Sun, and the Moon Hoax that made it famous. I learned a lot about the development of the newspaper in the 1800s from an elitist purchase item concerning only the upper classes (and sometimes merchants) to a relatively cheap item full of sensational items that would appeal to the general public. Really, the content of the book is really interesting, it's just the formatting that I had trouble with. "
— Erin, 2/18/2014