Monday, February 28, 2011

The Devil in the White City

This book falls into the "That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout!" Category.

Released in 2003, read by Mr. Teddy last week, and to be a movie starring Leonardo C early in 2012. I'm there...

The book's subtitle is "Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America," is non-fiction and written by Erik Larson. Oh doctor!!!!

What you have here is the impossibility of putting together a world's fair in the early 1890s and a growing Chicago, fertile ground for a serial killer in that people disappear from the crowd and ... who would notice? Leonardo C will play the serial killer, H.H. Holmes.

Loved the book. Maybe a bit too detailed for some people in relating the diaries of some of the main players, the architects and whatnot, but I really enjoyed it and was ignorant of the story. And you will be interested to know the several common-day things (today) that were introduced at the Fair that year...Here's the book jacket and also a pic of the fairgrounds, called the White City because they painted everything white.

Do NOT google pics of the fair or the fair's midway if you plan to read the book. You'll see one of the book's big surprises if you do...The surprise is what America introduced at the Chicago World's Fair to rival what Paris had done a few year's before at the World's Fair there when the French built the Eiffel Tower...