The Beast of Chicago: An Account of the Life and Crimes of Herman W. Mudgett, Known to the World As H.H. Holmes
H H Holmes scammed insurance companies to raise enough money to build his own hotel labelled by locals, "the castle". He hired different companies to build different parts of his hotel with the overall scheme of the building known only to ...more
So basically I already knew the story of Holmes but now in graphic novel form? Exciting! I sat down to read the story of the man and his grisly crimes. Indeed, the cri ...more
Eager to pick up more of the accurately researched victorian murder series.
"[H.H.] Holmes is generally thought to be America's first serial killer. Rather, he was the first American to be caught and convicted for having committed multiple murders over a period of time. Surely others went before him whose crimes remain, as yet, unrecognized."—from author Rick Geary's introduction
The Beast of Chicago: An Account of the Life and Crimes of Herman W. Mudgett, Known to the World As H.H. Holmes is yet another in a line of excellent true-crime graphic novels by Rick Geary; in ...more
The graphic novel does do a very good job conveying the information ...more
Killers that do it for years with the insane motives that drive them interest me so much because I cannot even begin to understand how their minds work which make them far scarier than fiction could possibly achieve- no matter how twisted! I had known about Mudge from a documentary that included Carl Panzram- someone I wish Geary (or anybody near his talent) did a graphic novel on! His story is blurry from bein ...more
ComicsLit, 80 pages,
August 1st 2003
The Beast of Chicago was very interesting to read, it tells about how he grew up and of who he killed, where he did it, and how he did it. He was a very smart murderer and it surprised me how many people he deceived and tricked and for how long he did it. He was a strategic psychopath and was the best at what he did.
I really liked this book. I like the way its written, it tells you the main just of it all, and states the facts ...more
I was familiar with the story of H.H. Holmes and his life of lies, infidelity, destruction, and death, however, I did learn even more from Geary's account. I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the artwork. It isn't th ...more
Unfortunately this book has too many errors in historical knowledge for me to actually love this book. I would’ve liked the author to more thoroughly research his subject because some of the information is glaringly inaccurate for those who have studied Holmes and the Fair of 1893. If the facts had been correct my rating would’ve been higher. Again great concept, bad im ...more
I can't feel too offended as it is read in minutes rather than hours. It was a let down and uninteresting, though, so I can't recommend.
I am familiar with this case and nothing much that I able to learn from this graphic nonfiction. However, the story about H.H.Holmes was presented in the simplest way that for someone who're new to this monster, they would able to follow.
Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where his first cartoons were published in the University Daily Kansan. He worked as staff artist for two weekly papers in Wichita before moving to San Diego in 1975.
He began work in comics in 1977 and was for thirteen years a contributor to the Funny Pages of ...more