Thursday, February 28, 2013
Parts 1 & 2 are full of an array of characters with different kinds of personalities. Between the options of the shady Holmes, the overall-picture guy Olmsted, and the logic-oriented Burnham, who do you most relate to and why?
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
What is the deal with Patrick Eugene Joseph Prendergast? The author, Larson, is obviously making a third plot strand with Prendergast, albeit much shorter and less in-depth. What is your interpretation of this man?
Thursday, February 21, 2013
When I went to Chicago it is just what everyone describes it as, like crazy chaos. Whenever we wanted to get somewhere we had to leave extemely early because there is so many people. It is so big it is like a place of wonder. With wonder comes mystery which is the way Larson describes Chicago. Chicago is so big and crazy that it is hard to even think. Larson describes Chicago as being mysterious with a crime aspect to it. When someone says Chicago i autoaticaly think crime everywhere. When I read Devil in the White City especially Holmes' story crime is like the main thing I think of. All in all I believe that Chicago is a place of mystery but also full of crime.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Discuss the intrigue of the city of Chicago--past and present. If you've been there, describe your impressions. If you haven't, how have others characterized this Midwestern town? How does Erik Larson characterize it?