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I was recommended Devil in the White City by a friend several years ago. The history about Chicago's World's Fair could get kind of boring, but most of the book was excellent. It was hard to believe that the author was writing about occurrences that had really happened.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (Random House, ISBN 9780375725609) is a 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a fictional style. The book is based on real characters and...
Loved this book! I'm not one for period pieces in general, but I really enjoyed the two interwoven stories. I heard a movie of the book should be coming out next year (possibly in the spring). Can't wait.
I loved this book. It is what got me started reading Larson's stuff. It's a great example of narrative nonfiction. It tells a true story in such a way that it reads like a novel. I also like that Larson's books focus on lesser-known historical events and people in large part. I have recommended this book a lot of my friends because I enjoyed it so much. I think it's his best book so far, though I really liked Isaac's Storm.