Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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

This was an ok book, but I didn't love it like I thought I would.  When I had listen to the first couple of chapters several months back, I really thought the story would follow the serial killer much more closely (and describe his actions in more detail).  But it turns out this book is a lot more about Chicago architecture and the World's Fair, much less was devoted to the killer & his deeds.
Glad I read it, but wont be recommending it to anyone in the future.
Up next, I've been reading a Donald Westlake book (one of the Dortmunder novels, I've previously read The Hot Rock) titled What's The Worst That Could Happen.  This isn't my favorite series by any means, but I like Westlake and these books are entirely readable.  Nothing nearly as good as The Ax, which I think is my favorite Westlake novel.   What's the Worst that Could Happen was the only book I had an interest in reading in the small library at our new beach condo in Ocean City.  Probably 30 or so beach reads there, but nothing much of interest to me.

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