Suvi's Reviews > The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Aug 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, true-crime, _north-america, history
Read in August, 2008

Fascinating account of the World's Fair and of two men who had a passion for two very different things. Both were linked to the Worl'd Columbian Exposition : the other built it, the other used it as a tool for carrying out his macabre desires. I could have done with a little less dates and a little more background to the two cases but otherwise a wonderful take on the subject. The idea of writing descriptions like in a novel was great and proves that non-fiction doesn't have to be a boring list of facts and people. This got the reader a little closer to the era.

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