13 December, 2009


Finally finished this non-fiction thriller: a combination between a fascinating exploration of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, and a terrible accounting of a secret serial killer who ran rampant through the fair and beyond. A few quotes worth noting from this book...

* This book is about the evanescence of life, and why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, other in the manufacture of sorrow.

* I get so tired sitting that I could get up and fly almost.

* It takes no end of time and worry to get a thing settled right but only a second to have orders given out for a wrong thing to be done.

* The fair taught men and women steeped only in the necessary to see that cities did not have to be dark, soiled, and unsafe bastions of the strictly pragmatic. They could also be beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. i just finished this book last week. It was enthralling.