Friday, April 10, 2015

Looks from Books: The Devil in the White City

For book club with Delicious Reads this month we read the stunning non fiction novel, "The Devil in the White City" by Erik larson.

Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that it is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. 

In The Devil in the White City, Larson chronicles chiefly a tale of two city-dwellers. Architect, Daniel Burnham and pharmacist, Henry Holmes. One would helm the creation of a wonderland of awe-striking beauty and refinement. The other would become one of America's earliest and most diabolical serial killers. All this against the backdrop of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair). 

For this look I wore mainly black and white to represent the main theme of the book,
“Beneath the gore and smoke and loam, this book is about the evanescence of life, and why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, others in the manufacture of sorrow. In the end it is a story of the ineluctable conflict between good and evil, daylight and darkness, the White City and the Black.” 

The Devil in the White City is an excellent read full of amazing facts, mystery, intrigue and chilling details that will stay with you long after you close the cover.

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