A review by aleoreading
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larson



"It was so easy to disappear, so easy to deny knowledge, so very easy in the smoke and din to mask that something dark had taken root. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history."
-The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson.

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
is a terrifying and incredible exploration of the 1890s Chicago. Following the two stories of the Chicago world fair and the murders of H. H. HOLMES, Erik Larson delivers a lavishly written biography.

The novel is gruesome, terrifying, funny, enlightening, and jaw droppingly surprising.
The amount of times I genuinely gasped was ridiculous.
The story of Holmes is genuinely terrifying and chilling.
And the entire story of the Chicago World Fair is fascinating and kept me on the edge of my seat.

While most biographies can be dry and boring, there are others like Devil In the White City by Erik Larson; (and) Chernobyl: The History of A Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhill Plokhy.  That truly give you a cinematic and hauntingly memorable experience.
I highly recommend this novel if your love history and not drunk boring books.