which i liked, at first.This is a book about the shooting of a young man in a rich guy’s fancy house, but the real crime is how boring this story is!!! For one, Berendt is a skilled writer who understands how to tease a compelling story out of the material he’s working with. After all this are the 80-ties and we may have heard of the outside world, but we´re not gonna go there!We are going South, Deep South … and here we like to keep them things as they always were, when our fathers fathers fathers build Savannah. that makes some sense. Imagine a travel guide written by Tennessee Williams.

The days get shorter, the air gets cooler, and curling up with a goo...A sublime and seductive reading experience. I would spend perhaps a month at a time in Savannah, long enough to become more than a tourist if not quite a full-fledged resident. Does it differ from stereotypes about the South From the very first chapter I felt drawn in. You have a man that only puts make up on one eye, a man who walks an invisible dog, a man that hordes enough poison so he can at sometime k Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt is a weird story about even weirder people! As serious bookworms know, autumn reading is particularly rewarding. I would presume nothing. It makes for a fun read, and it's easy to see why this book reinvented the Savannah tourist scene and stayed on the best seller list for five straight years.

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And, while I knew he was probably a scoundrel, I also liked Jim Williams, who insisted on continuing to live in Savannah because "it pisses off all the right people." They don’t mix socially that much, but there’s a civility that’s remarkable” (Washington Post). From the very first chapter I felt drawn in. In all, Savanah sounds like a lovely city. Mr. Brendt weaves this character driven travelogue into the true story of a sensational murder trial that dominated Savannah for nearly a decade. The murder mystery itself is an interesting story but is very anticlimactic. If you for some reason would not want to invest the time in this book, watch the great (and sadly underrated) movie! Yet it unfurls like a riveting work of mystery fiction—with pages packed with vivid description, shocking twists, and unforgettable characters. Shots rang out in Savannah’s grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.

Unfortunately I grew dangerously bored with the first half, and as the mystery unfolds, I grew annoyed that many of the characters introduced in the first half really have little play or impact on the rest of the book. Williams insisted it was self-defence, but the city were determined to charge …

A classic though. What does the black debutante ball tell you about the black community–or at least that part of the black community–in Savannah? John Berendt’s sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. I would be gone from that town soooo fast. It reads like a novel. I had been promised that the text would capture the spirit of this reclusive and beautiful city. Would his actions and behavior be more good-humoredly accepted if he did not happen to be Jewish?8. Was it murder or self-defense? Berendt's book remained on the New York Times best seller list for 216 weeks following its debut. For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. by Vintage I would take notes.

These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else.1. Easy to figure out that Jim and Danny were lovers right away. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime.” —The New York Times Book Review

Mr. Jim got angry and shot him. The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Why did the marchers keep the tableau surreptitious?14. Overview.

Not my kind of book.The perfect mix of character study and courtroom drama, The perfect mix of character study and courtroom drama, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is ostensibly about the macabre truths that lie behind Savannah's gentile facade. Now I want to go to Savannah too....this book has a lot of fans.

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