Just finished this gem, The Devil in the White City. It's non-fic, but rendered beautifully in a novellistic fashion. It chronicles the World's Fair of 1893 from conception to its destruction amidst the backdrop of the turn of the 19th to 20th century, when America was going through social change and an economic turn for the worst. It also tells the tale of Dr. H.H. Holmes, America's first real serial killer and bona fide psychopath, who chose the World's Fair as his stalking grounds and constructed what's basically a murder-castle. This is all as interesting as it sounds, as I've crushed this 390 page book in 12 days. Can't recommend it enough.
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