s_st317's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional informative inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5


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headachesince03's review against another edition

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adventurous dark informative inspiring mysterious tense slow-paced

4.5


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booksthatburn's review against another edition

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dark informative medium-paced

4.0


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reddeddy's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious sad tense slow-paced

4.0


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librarymouse's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional informative mysterious sad tense medium-paced

3.75

The literary descriptions and firsthand accounts of the fair, and the effort and love put into it's design and creation made me wish I could have attended. The detailed descriptions of Holmes' murders and his disarmingly charming personality made me glad that I was born over a full century after 1893. I like greatly enjoyed The Devil in the White City, the second half was a far easier read than the first. I'm not sure if I've retained as much of the information about the fair's designers and the events that took place while it was open as I wanted to. While interesting, the section about the initial design process and the political lobbying that took place in order to get the fair to occur in Chicago read similarly to a textbook, in stark contrast with the narrative way the rest of the history was told. Overall, an informative and interesting read. I would use enjoyable to describe the writing, but not the content.

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informative mysterious slow-paced

3.0

I liked this book! A lot! But I probably skipped about half of it because I just could not get myself to care that much about Chicago Architecture or the history of the World Fair. Don't feel guilty about skipping large portions of the book. 

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