3.21.2005

Book Review: Devil in the White City

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

SUMMARY: The glittering world of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair made Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and the Ferris wheel world famous. It also served as a cover for psychopaths and serial killers. Uncover the planning and execution of the fair...as well as the planning and execution of murder...

OPINION: This gripping book is nonfiction, but reads like a novel. It is long, but I couldn't put it down. There is a hometown connection, too: a Philadelphia detective solved the serial killer case! You can find this book in print, on tape, or on CD in the adult section of the library.

2 comments:

Sean Ngo said...

HAHAHHA FIRST POST EVA!!!
Anyway.. I think this review is really good, very informing.. Thanks for the tip Gretch!
Signed.
MiniAzn

Gretchen said...

yay! hi sean! if you want, you can change your blogger screen name to MiniAzn. that's cool!