04 March 2009

the devil in the white city - erik larson

erik larson || the devil in the white city || 5.0/5.0

i really can't think of anything negative to say about this book! larson's most popular, he combines the story of building the chicago world's fair and a serial killer of the time.

i've always wondered why the world's fair made such an impact on history - it seems like the world's fair was always and inexplicably on history book timelines.

well, if nothing else, i have a better understanding of the sheer miracle that was the fair, and of the wild circumstance by which it was surrounded. plus, i learned the fair spawned all sorts of things - besides the ferris wheel, you've got your shredded wheat, your bisquick, your pabst blue ribbon, and the list goes on!

the murder story was also quite good - though i was more of a fan of the architecture storyline myself. the book was quite reminiscent of thunderstruck, larson's second book i read last year. i'm a fan! can't wait to see what he comes out with next.

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