Top critical review
July 25, 2018
I came for the murder and stayed for the architecture.
While I enjoyed the book, to say this book is about the devil in the white city is akin to saying Star Wars was about the creature in the garbage chute. This feels like a book about the Chicago worlds fair that was rejected by the publisher. In response, the author put a two page description of a murder every third chapter.
Again, if you want to read an in-depth, well researched, well written account of the fair, read this book.