Lauren's Reviews > In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Like many people, I picked up The Devil in the White City for the true crime, serial killer stuff about HH Holmes, but I stayed for the Chicago World's Fair, a topic about which I hadn't any prior interest but quickly became enthralled in reading about. So I was sure that this book about another less-exciting-to-me aspect of a major historical event about which I am interested would be equally gripping. Not so for me, unfortunately. The writing was excellent as usual, but the characters of Dodd and Martha were less than fascinating—no fault of the author's of course, he didn't event them, but in the end I found the book to be rather slow. Still, again, the writing had moments that resonated both with me as a reader and with our political landscape today, so it was an interesting read nonetheless.
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