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Post by guytwo » 17 Apr 2010, 12:20

I'm surprised you didn't like The Devil... book. It's actually two books in one, the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair and the serial killer H.H. Holmes and how they overlap. I really enjoyed the book.

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Post by sjohn891 » 25 May 2010, 07:33

this book is written in harror manner.
hats off to authors imagination about devil.
from this we can get good moral by chapters wise.
have to release the upcoming version..

better have to don't read devil afraid humans.

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Post by YellowButterfly85 » 04 Sep 2010, 02:06

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.

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Post by Techforums123 » 26 May 2011, 07:08

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...

Its a good novel which is a mixture of all

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Post by CSG » 26 May 2011, 10:54

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.

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Post by Kitano » 26 Jul 2011, 11:33

very smart killer!!!

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Post by Garathnormanmtts » 26 Jul 2011, 16:09

Yeah this is great and the book is awesome.I liked it a lot.

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Post by Jimrada » 19 Oct 2011, 17:06

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.

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Post by patriciaflemin » 24 Oct 2011, 02:37

Thank you for sharing Scott..

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Post by ginarosada+95 » 01 Nov 2013, 23:40

The Devil in the White City is a great book that has a lot of historical value but reads like an awesome mystery thriller(at lest for the majority).

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Post by aaa123 » 24 Jan 2015, 15:59

From the start dr. Holmes is a very interesting character and the author describes him perfectly. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in crime and thriller.

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Post by melbuhtoast » 30 Jan 2015, 10:09

I really loved this book. I think it helped that I grew up in Chicagoland, and the World's Fair is something that I'd heard about for many years. I enjoyed that it switched back and forth between history of the World's Fair, and then the story about Holmes. I didn't find it boring at all, but actually found it incredibly exciting.
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Post by Alexavier-Taiga » 16 Feb 2015, 05:21

I love most things historical, but this faild to fully captivate me. But it was still interesting! I think if it was wrotten a bit differently, more towards the fiction side of things I would hve enjoyed it a lot more, but it was a bit slow for me
So many books to read, so little time..

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Post by bookowlie » 21 Aug 2015, 08:09

I struggled to get through this book and gave up after about 60 pages. Although the subject matter seemed interesting, the writing was too detailed and wordy. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
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Post by ReadandRoll[ » 21 Aug 2015, 11:35

I also enjoyed this book. I am currently reading Larson's: Isaac's Storm about Galveston's worst hurricane ever. ...interesting reading.
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