Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of those “get around to it” books – it sat on my shelf for a year or so while more overtly scandalous things commanded my attention. But it was time to clear away some of that pile of future reading material that was starting to teeter dangerously, and I’m glad I did.
Savannah, Georgia comes to lush, ribald life here, and its’ charm and darkness make the city a character to rival the large cast of eccentrics peopling Berendts’ pages. Equal parts travelogue, true crime and National Enquirer, this is fascinating, funny and elegantly written, in spite of some lurid subject matter. And who isn’t a fan of lurid subject matter?
Now go and get yourself a copy!