>> Sunday, July 16, 2006
Larson, Erik – The Devil in White City. I’ve had this one on my list to be read for quite a while. I’ve heard mixed reviews from friends, but I decided to go ahead and give it a go. I liked this book a lot – I enjoy reading both history and true crime, so this is the perfect blend. The parallel stories of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and of a serial killer at the same time and place made it seem almost like reading two books at the same time. Just about the time I was getting ready for a break in the story of building and operating the fair, the story would shift to Holmes. I’m passing this one along for my husband to read.