I, personally, found the "White City" more interesting than the serial killer.
Not being a big fan of Non-Fiction, probably thanks to all the droll history books I was forced to read in school, I have to admit this book captivated me. It is written in the grand style of of great fiction novel, with the emphasis put on the characters and just enough historical facts to give you a feel of the times. With interesting characters and the World's Fair of 1893 as its backdrop, this book tells the tale of two of the most intriguing events in our times, one of them being H.H. Holmes....Continua
Slow start; definitely found the 2nd half a more interesting read.
This is a pretty crazy book. I'm not one for hearing about how a psychopath goes about doing his business, but the author doesn't go into too much of the gory details. The other half of the book which talks about the World's Fair in Chicago is equally fascinating. Learned a lot about a city I love to visit and a magical period of U.S. history....Continua
A story intertweaving the building and development of the Chicago World's Fair with the life of a serial killer who used the fair to further his crimes. An interesting story that gives a real feel for the state of the US at the end of the 19th century....Continua