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Books in Review: Devil in the White City

I read a lot. I would guess that I average about 40 books a year. It’s not uncommon that I spend a few hours on a “me day” and finish a book in one sitting. It just recharges me like nothing else can. I love getting lost in worlds that aren’t our own and experiencing things that I otherwise never would.

I love sharing that feeling. That’s what this Books in Review blog series is about. Sharing that feeling.

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Devil in the White City



Erik Larson

Quick Synopsis: Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

My Thoughts: This book is classified as historical fiction, but that’s only because there were parts that weren’t explicitly stated in his extensive research, so he had to infer what happened. It is so historically accurate that, for all intents and purposes, it’s more historical and less fiction. I’ll admit that the beginning was a bit slow for me, but once I got past the parts that mostly talked about how they decided on a location for the fair and the like, it was incredibly worth it. Larson made the real life events come to life in this novel.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

See additional titles by this author HERE.

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