Natalie'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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Nov 07, 08

bookshelves: real-life, journalistic-nonfiction, north-america, chicago
Recommended for: architects, history buffs
Read in January, 2007, read count: 1

Better non-fiction account of the way a serial killer must find the room to maneuver within society than douglas preston's [monster of florence], structured in a way more like the books of my favorite author richard powers and his the echo maker or three farmers on their way to a dance .

Like some of the other reviewers described,I really liked being engaged by the parallel stories presented here about the other personalities and events of this time period.

So much so that when I later read a completely different sort of book richard peck's fair weather about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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