A review by afox98
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


Interesting juxtaposition between the story of how the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago came about and the story of a serial killer using the fair to lure victims. I'd give the fair part of the story 5 stars and the serial killer part 3 stars. They were only tangentially related. The fair was an unbelievable triumph that almost didn't happen - beset by arguments among the architects, power struggles between committees, fires, soil issues, and economic troubles in the country. For the serial killer part, there wasn't enough depth to the story for me. However, in reading the book notes, I see now that's because there's not as much verifiable info on him.