6.04.2021

the friday 56


Rules: 

*Grab a book, any book. 

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) 

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) 

*Post it. 


I'm reading The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson


From page 9:

In Chicago at the end of the nineteenth century amid the smoke of industry and the clatter of trains there lived two men, both handsome both blue-eyed, and both unusually adept at their chosen skills.  Each embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized the rush of America toward the twentieth century.  One was an architect, the builder of many of America's most important structures, among them the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington D.C.; the other was a murderer, one of the most prolific in history and harbinger of an American archetype, the urban serial killer...

3 comments:

  1. Intriguing!!!!!! Happy weekend!

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  2. I saw this book a while ago. I haven't read it, but the quote you shared is incredibly interesting. Enjoy your current read!

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  3. So many things in Chicago are named for Burnham, and every time I see the name I recall this book and shudder. I don't remember many of the details, just recall that I read this book over the holidays on the beach in Key West and even in the sun and sand it creeped me out.

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