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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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Dec 25, 14

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, literature, nonfiction, reviewed, bestof, 2010-to-2013-grc
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from May 29 to June 01, 2011

Slightly stumped as to what to say in a review of this that hasn't already been typed. I could go on about how well written it is, how it engages the reader, draws you in, ramble on about the research that was obviously done to pen this. But it's already been remarked upon, I simply don't see the point in reiterating what you've most likely read already.

If your thinking about reading this - do so. The likelihood of your being disappointed in it is quite minimal. I can say that every year I select a handful of books (I've never gotten to five) that I consider the best read I've had that year. This book is one of that group - so far.

Enjoy reading this!

p.s. do take time to read the footnotes. they're quite interesting.

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message 1: by Autumn (new) - added it

Autumn I downloaded it the other day, but I have to finish at least one of my current reads before I start it. It looks great though.

Kiri I'm not that far in but so far it is shaping up to be a 5 star read!

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