Before reading this book, I didn’t know much about the World’s Columbian Exposition (better known as Chicago World’s Fair), and I didn’t know I’d be learning anything.
I started reading Larson’s book anticipating chapters about a murderer set in the White City. Instead, I read a story of the White City that involved a creepy murderer.
A few points of the book were slow for me, and I had a hard time feeling any emotional connection to H.H. Holmes. I was entertained and learned about the men and women behind the Fair’s creation.
A not-as-good book can redeem itself in many ways, and because The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America inspired me to learn more about World’s Fairs, I recommend reading this book.
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