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Meh, it was okay. Maybe I wasn‘t in the middle but the writing seemed clunky and childish and the story fell flat for me. I nearly bailed on it but the promise of a trial kept me reading

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Trying to read as much non-fiction this November.

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Hell's Princess | Harold Schechter
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I found this book fascinating and frustrating at the same time. I was mainly frustrated because it really goes in depth as to how the American judicial system worked in the early 1900‘s. I was APPALLED. Say what you will about it now, but it‘s 1000% better than back then.

CoverToCoverGirl Great review! 12h
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I honestly thought the book was supposed to be more about HH Holmes than it actually was. The story was about the development and construction of the Worlds Fair which didn‘t interest me as much. I did learn a lot and was intrigued about parts but I guess it just wasn‘t what I expected. Well written and very historical. Glad I ended up reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RamsFan1963 I guess I'm the only person, who read this book, who found the parts about the World's Faire far more interesting the the serial killer parts. 6h
AnneCecilie I found both parts interesting since it is the Faire that makes it possible for him to continue for so long without being noticed or causing suspicion. @RamsFan1963 5h
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Adding this #Nonfiction #historical book to my #TBR stack for #NFNov.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

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What I see is a story of the struggle for authenticity...What they‘ve done is enshrined this in a period where English fishermen were members of a colonial power that ruled the entire globe and could extract fascinating things from it, then sell them in commercial markets.
“But that dream is extinct,” he said “That world is gone.”

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Working on this one! Fun fact: my childhood home is in Starke, FL. We lived only 2 miles from Florida State Prison 😅

FlowerFairy I work in Gainesville and have driven past the prison in Starke uncountable times. I remember all when he was executed there. 1d
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Red market is market/economy that trades with human tissue, body parts and even whole people ... The lack of regulation and non-transparency opens many possibilities for illegal trades and exploitation ... Quote from the book is the best description of that chilling investigation: “The ample supply of available organs in the third world and excruciatingly long waiting lists in the first world, make organ brokering a profitable occupation.” 5⭐️

Bookzombie This sounds interesting and disturbing. Stacked! 2d
Clwojick You know I'm going to stack this one! I think I would love this on audio. 6 pts 1d
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Simona @bookzombie It is very disturbing, but it is also eye-opening. 1d
Simona @clwojick I think an audiobook is an even better choice than a printed one 👍 1d
Bookzombie @Clwojick I found it on Hoopla if you have it. It will be a bit before I get to it but I like to know where it is. 🤓 19h
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Why didn‘t anyone tell me to move this to the top of my TBR months ago?! This true crime book is compelling as hell. I spent all my free time the last two days reading it. If you enjoy true crime, you have to read this RIGHT NOW. It has my vote in the 2019 Goodreads Awards in the Nonfiction Category for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

teebe Adding this to my TBR immediately. This case legit freaks me out because of how random and calculated the murders were. 2d
collegecatlady @teebe Even the bits of interview from the killer in this novel are insanely creepy 2d
WorldsOkayestStepMom I literally listened to the Crime Junkie podcast episode about him today, after my best friend asked if I'd heard about him. I need to read this book! 2d
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Well, this is weird. The Clutter house is currently for sale. Maybe I could go to an open house. ( Just kidding. My curiosity does not go that far!)
Link is from realtor.com. Not much of an "untold" story but some info about whose owned the house since the murders.
#readcoldblood @readordierachel @batsy @Texreader @daisey

vivastory I'd want to visit, but I definitely wouldn't want to live there... 3d
BarbaraBB This house is coming up all the time! Maybe you should visit it, you know it‘s just a few hours away 💕 3d
ljuliel I wouldn‘t mind living there. I might sound like a Fruitcake , ( but I don‘t really care) . The spirits of that poor family have got to still be lingering there. I believe I‘d talk to them a lot , and promise them to take good care of their house. I‘m sure they‘re not “ bad spirits” that‘d cause problems. They died in a violent and unsettling manner , so I think they‘d still be there , lingering............ 3d
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batsy What @vivastory said ... I've started it & really intrigued by how Capote spins the tale like a novel, but also periodically looking up pictures of the Clutter family & feeling sad 3d
merelybookish @vivastory Who would want to live in Holcomb, KS? 😬🤣 3d
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanksgiving holiday is coming up. I have half a mind to propose a road trip...😏 3d
merelybookish @ljuliel The house needs someone like you! Someone who will tend to its spirits...and I agree, it's easy to imagine some energy lingers... 3d
merelybookish @batsy It's hard to resist googling all the "characters" which then reminds you they were real people! ? Glad you started. Rachel and I had a discussion on her post about the writing, how it challenges the idea of "true account." 3d
readordierachel It's making me quite sad, too @batsy I don't think I'd want to visit... 3d
GingerAntics It probably doesn‘t look like it did during the murders. I doubt they‘ve put signs “body found here” and “blood spatter here.” 3d
LeahBergen Yep, I think you should road trip! 😆 3d
Daisey I looked up this article and then I had to read a few more . . . It‘s always fascinating to read a book that makes me want to do other research. 2d
merelybookish @GingerAntics That would be beyond morbid if it did. 2d
merelybookish @LeahBergen Nothing says Thanksgiving like true crime tourism. 🤣 2d
merelybookish @Daisey I know! I keep checking out stuff. Eventually I'm going to need to read more about how Capote wrote the book. 2d
GingerAntics That would be pretty twisted, yeah. 2d
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