Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson

As a fan of the turn of the 20th Century and of Chicago, I was interested to read a book about events that took place in the late 1890s. I knew nothing about the World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893, and the story of how the fair came to be was interesting, but ultimately the interwoven story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer, was more interesting to me in general. Apparently there are other books written about this man and his crimes, and I may seek them out when I have gotten more of a handle on my TBR pile. In any case, this was a well researched book and I enjoyed reading it. Recommended.

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