Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)'s Reviews > The Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
13614926
's review

did not like it
bookshelves: true-crime

Meh.

This felt like The Devil in the White City all over again. I'm here for the crime, not to find out random facts about people tangentially involved in the case or the various towns/cities that the crimes took place in. My experience of this book puts the actual crimes as a footnote. I didn't feel like Preston really explained them to me. His focus was on the things that came way later. I found it very boring and hard to read. I came for the crimes, not for random little things that barely had to do with them or hinted at a broad conspiracy theory.

Just not for me.
9 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Monster of Florence.
Sign In »

Quotes Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his) Liked

Douglas Preston
“We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.”
Douglas Preston, The Monster of Florence


Reading Progress

August 4, 2014 – Shelved
August 4, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: true-crime
August 6, 2019 – Started Reading
August 6, 2019 –
page 83
25.78% "This book really operates under the assumption that I know this case. And I don't."
August 7, 2019 –
page 206
63.98% "This is just not a great true crime book."
August 7, 2019 –
page 322
100.0% "Meh. RTC!"
August 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.