I have given The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️
A dark and devious book filled with architecture and killings. A mixture of two I never thought I would read in the same book.
This book started off quite strong for me; learning about an architect called Daniel H. Burnham and a serial killer called H.H. Holmes. I find non-fiction books fascinating especially when based around true crime events, although that meant that there were a lot of brutal attacks that happened to a lot of people.
I found this book started to repeat itself quite a lot, especially during the chapters that surround Daniel Burnham and the architecture of the Chicago World Fair. I appreciated that the information was important and relevant however, due to the repeated information I started to become quite bored of Daniel Burnham’s story.
As I became less intrigued by this book, I ended up reading this book for a fair few weeks which dragged out the experience. I had hoped there was more information regarding H.H. Holmes rather than Daniel Burnham.
Have you read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson? If so, did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments below.