The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
author: Erik Larson
name: Kim
average rating: 3.91
book published: 2003
rating: 5
read at: 2020/04/28
date added: 2020/04/28
A fascinating read – highly recommended

It reads like a masterful novel, yet is a fact based account of the World Fair in 1893, interspersed with the story of what may well be the worst serial killer ever. Both narratives are cleverly conceived, based on an enormous body of research and both keep you turning the pages wanting more. As a one time resident of Chicago I learnt lots about The White City, and even why the magnificent city on the lake is called Windy City. It’s not what I thought…

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