Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil By John Berendt

11 06 2008

 

A little weary about this one at first…it’s one many many awards, and everyone I know whose ever read it, has loved it…I own an autographed copy, have for about 2 years now, so I figured it was about time I read the story…it’s about a murder that happens in Savannah, Georgia (US state, not the country-for you international readers) and about the 4 trials that follow the murder, all trying to prosecute the same man…the book is as much about the murder as it is about Savannah, and it’s as much about Savannah as it is about the crazy characters (no offense meant) of Savannah…if you read it, you’ll fall in love with Savannah and all the crazy stuff that happens there…from the cross dressing man, to the gay antique dealer to the Voodoo priestesses…it’s an incredible story, that is actually based on a true story, which when I began reading it I was completely unaware of.

 

I give this book 4 stars…on the basis that 1, it made me want to visit Savannah, yet at the same time made me feel as though I already had, 2, it made me want to read more by this author and 3, it turned a skeptical reader into a believer.

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