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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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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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Reading Progress

April 27, 2012 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
October 27, 2018 – Shelved
December 14, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
January 23, 2019 – Started Reading
January 27, 2019 –
January 28, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed
January 29, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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