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


I love the way that Erik Lawson was able to make history come to life. I love even more that the book runs a parallel timeline, alternating chapters between the Chicago World’s Fair and H.H. Holmes. That being said, the H.H. Holmes chapters are what kept me reading a majority of the book. Having zero interest in architecture, I found some of the World’s Fair chapters in Part 1 to be dry and frequently caught myself just skimming through them to get to the next H.H. Holmes chapter. However, in part 2 (after the construction of the fair), they became more interesting.