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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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ornateapple's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious sad slow-paced

3.0


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dark mysterious medium-paced

4.0


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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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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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4.5


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bimeariver's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious slow-paced

4.5

my first nonfiction read of the year and it has burned a hole into my memory for years to come

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librarymouse's review against another edition

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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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