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白城恶魔 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

16 reviews

crownoflaurel's review against another edition

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dark informative sad medium-paced

3.75


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alagasianflame's review against another edition

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adventurous dark informative inspiring reflective slow-paced

4.0

As one who was more interested in H. H. Holmes than architecture history, let me say the high rating is largely due to the fact that Larson manages to make committees and ledgers equally as fascinating as a man who built his own murder castle without anyone noticing. This is accomplished by the extensive backgrounds Larson lays out for practically every major player involved in the designing and building of the Fair. At the beginning, these winding expositions seem extraneous and, at times I’ll admit, perhaps even a little dull, but they serve as a foundation upon which is built the later trials and tribulations of the Fair’s designers, much of which was apparently caused by interpersonal strife and not, necessarily, pure financial or physical deterrents. By turning flat facts into tragic or triumphant events in the personal lives of the men (and occasional woman) involved, they come alive and make this tale something more engaging than a dusty history text book.

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lulugirl297's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark informative mysterious tense medium-paced

3.5


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ornateapple's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious sad slow-paced

3.0


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magosti1's review against another edition

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dark emotional slow-paced

2.0

Deeply disturbing true crime novel about a serial killer in Chicago while the worlds fair was being built. Too disturbing 

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sopranna's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious sad tense slow-paced

3.5

Impressive research, not a good hang. Incredibly dark. 

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joviyanna's review against another edition

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4.75


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camilleion's review against another edition

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informative inspiring slow-paced

4.0

90% architectural history, 10% true crime.

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suzquinn97's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious medium-paced

5.0


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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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