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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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May 12, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, nonfiction, history

It just never grabbed me the way that Devil in the White City or Thunderstruck did. Maybe I've just had my fill of German history. I don't know. I didn't care for Dodd or his daughter and despite being well acquainted with the Ordinary Men thesis (both for and against), it was still oogie reading about Goring being invited to dinner parties.

It's well written. And as WWII grows ever closer, the crescendo does build.

Just not my favourite Larson.
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carla Agreed that it wasn't as compelling. It felt super well researched (as expected) but it was also a bit dry.

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