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Paperback Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story Book

ISBN: 0679751521

ISBN13: 9780679751526

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

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Condition: Very Good*

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely...

Customer Reviews

7 ratings


The storyline wasn’t interesting and it had a weird sequence of events.

A Children's Book?

Seriously. I think this is SO is the wrong category.

Midnight in the Garden

Fabulous book. Lends a tremendous credit to Eastwood, Spacey and Cusack for an honest interpretation in the movie. Sonny's tale could have happened anywhere in today's world. The details of the real estate developments make great fodder for discussion with friends and relatives who are long-time residents of Savannah. They recall the real names and places and their actual relative involvement with the tale. The book is a "Must Read" for anyone who wants to visit the city and appreciate the treasure of it's rehabilitation. Fabulous book!

If you are going to Savannah....

...then you have to read this book first. The movie is great, but the book is much better. All of the tours mention "The Book," and all of your favorite places are easily found once you travel to Savannah.

A wonderful guilty pleasure

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is just that. A snap shot into the lives of the wealthy and privileged of the South captured in the pages of this novel by the more than skilled and nimble fingers of John Berendet. I almost did not want to reach the end. I fell in love with Savanah, with the wild, wacky and wonderful people that fill this book to the brim with a richness that could only be true. There is a reason that Midnight was the longest running hardback on the New York Times Bestsellers list. It was only recently made into a paperback so that it could reach another audience.This is the story of wealthy and eccectric Jim Williams, who throws lavish parties, is the envy of all of Savannah and equally despised by the same people. During a wild party, one of many, the readers begin to glimpse the underbelly of Jim's world and then suddenly a shot rings out and a man is dead. Accident or murder?How does a transvestite, a vodoo priestess and UGA fit into the picture? You will have to read this fantastically crafted book to discover the truth. If you love the book as much as everyone else - you should rent the movie (which does not hold a candle to the book) just to see the REAL Lady Chablis as she plays herself in the movie.Enjoy this one - it is really worth the read!

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Published by Holly M. Viola • July 31, 2019
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