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The Devil in the White City

I just finished The Devil in the White City, which was a great, quick read, and has been a good reason to keep reading.  Six days into the month, I'm glad to already have one book down, and I'm chomping to get on to the next one.

Aside from the book that I receive this month from my Five Books, Five Authors Subscription, I'm planning to either buy no new books this month--only reading ones I've bought in recent months and not gotten around to reading--or at the very least buy less books than I read.  Either way, it'll be progress (and hopefully save me some money).
Anyway, I loved The Devil in the White City.  It told the stories of the architect in charge of building the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893 and one of the country's first serial killers who preyed mainly in Chicago at the same time.  There wasn't any clear intersection between the two men's stories, but the amount of American history that grew out of--or at least passed through--Chicago in the last decade of the 19th century was staggering.  On top of that, the writing was excellent.  Erik Larson clearly researches like a historian, but he writes like a novelist.  Read it.

 

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Three-Day Hiatus

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