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

15 reviews

rachelsheplak's review against another edition

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3.0


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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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dark informative mysterious sad slow-paced

3.0


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amsswim's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

I'm so glad I finally read this, it has been on my TBR for years now.

I am already a big fan of non-fiction literature and historical reads, this combines the best of them both. This non-fiction book read like fiction in my opinion, making it quick to go by. The many intertwining stories were not difficult to keep track of and all interesting. This is for sure one of those reads that leaves you with a greater understanding of the time period (e.g. 1890s) as a whole, and puts into context the overlap of inventions, important figures, and other legendary events.

If you like historical fiction or non-fiction, true crime, or well written books, I recommend this read.

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3.5


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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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challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

4.0


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headachesince03's review against another edition

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4.5


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vampireph4ze's review against another edition

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challenging dark informative mysterious slow-paced

4.25

i do not read a lot of non-fiction books, but this one is definitely worth it ESPECIALLY if you enjoy learning about historical events and/or true crime. it can be slow and information packed at times, but it is definitely worth it. seeing how historical events overlapped and the interactions between famous figures gave me chills - especially with the actions of the murderer H. H. Holmes. you can't help but be drawn in and wonder how in the world one man got away with so many different crimes for so long. it is hard to get into, but i understand why it is revered. erik larson did a fantastic job adding in little details to make this story come to life and help us visualize the splendor of the white city. it truly transports you back to the 1890's and, even if it does seem to drone on and on at times, is worth every second.

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