It took me almost 4 years to complete this thing. I gave up and found a free audio version online. No way in the world was I going to pay twice for this book. It was 14 hours long and took me about 2 months just to get through this. I saw a documentary on HH Holmes and this book was mentioned. I purchased it sight unseen w/out looking at other reviews. That was my biggest mistake. I knew the book included info on the world's fair but I did not know that about 80% of the book was on the fair.
Very little was about HH Holmes. This book could've been cut in half and still would've been too long. It has a lot of good information and it peaked my curiosity on the world's fair. But it was just too long and not much on HH Holmes. Towards the end of the book there was more on him. However by then I had already checked out and just wanted to get it over with and complete the book.