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by John Berendt

  • ISBN: 0340992859
  • Category: True Crime
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: John Berendt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sceptre (2009)
  • Pages: 400
  • ePub book: 1905 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1904 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 307

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. The book, Berendt's first, was published in 1994

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. The book, Berendt's first, was published in 1994. It became a New York Times Best-Seller for 216 weeks following its debut and remains the longest-standing New York Times Best-Seller. The book was subsequently made into Clint Eastwood's 1997 film adaptation.

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had been the minister of Christ Church in Savannah in 1736, and during his tenure had written a book of. .

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had been the minister of Christ Church in Savannah in 1736, and during his tenure had written a book of hymns that became the first hymnal used in the Church of England. A Savannah merchant had bankrolled the first steamship ever to cross the Atlantic, the Savannah, which made its maiden ocean voyage from Savannah to Liverpool in 1819. I browsed among the books, prints, and maps in the society’s reading room, a spacious hall with a high ceiling and a double tier of bookshelves along the walls. The Civil War loomed large in this room, and Savannah’s role in it was a story that seemed to say a great deal about the city

San Francisco Chronicle. Midnight in the garden. He lives in New York.

San Francisco Chronicle. PART ONE. 1. An Evening in Mercer House. 2. Destination Unknown. 3. The Sentimental Gentleman.

Just make sure you put us in your book, he said. You understand, of course, that we’ll want to play ourselves in the movie version. Won’t we, Mandy? Mm-hmmm, she said. Joe played a few bars of Hooray for Hollywood (another Johnny Mercer tune). Other author's books: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The City of Falling Angels.

John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads . One of the best 'true crime' book I have ever read. Every inch of the story is fascinating. It reads like a novel.

John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative strands-each worthy of its own book-and weaves them together to make a single fascinating tale. The first is author John Berendt's loving depiction of the characters and rascals that prowled Savannah in the eight years it was his home-away-from-home. Elegant and wickedhellip;

John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Elegant and wickedhellip;. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evilmight 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.

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Ubranzac Ubranzac
Have you ever wanted to read something you knew would be rich, fascinating and true? I read Midnight in the Garden shortly after it was published. I was in my early 30's and read for plot, rushing the story along and occasionally skimming the pages. Even reading this poorly, I retained a sense of the mystique of Savannah and the characters of this book, and when I had the opportunity to visit the city in person, I found myself craving another opportunity to read this story and let the details of Berendt's tale sink in. I have a choppy life, full of starts and stops and not conducive to a food read, so I bought the book on Kindle as well as it's Audible recording, and that did the trick. Getting to hear the words while driving while reading during short times of peace, I was able to enjoy every word.

But enough about me. I love this book for its rich characters - Minerva, the Voodoo priestess, Chablis, the trans princess, Jim Odom, the charming lawyer-criminal throwing perpetual parties...only a few of the people of this book who now seem so real to me. The stories will linger with you like the moral ambiguity of Savannah, beautiful but fickle, indifferent but engaging. And I know, for my part, I will revisit it enthusiastically from time to time.
CopamHuk CopamHuk
I've read a few "True Crime" books over the years, while I'm not exactly a "fan" or an expert of or on the genre, I have enjoyed the ones I've read. However, I wasn't sure I'd like this one. But I was wrong, it sucked me in from the first page to the last. I feel as if I've been on a whirlwind of a trip through Savannah, and considering that I'll never actually get there, in person, this will have to do. Well-written, bringing the city, it's people, as eclectic as they are, as well as the subject of the crime and trial, which I knew nothing of prior to picking up this book, vividly to life. I highly recommend this one, and yes, we Southern folks are unique.
Hucama Hucama
Reading this book was a long time coming. I finally picked it up because I was going to Savannah and, well, yes, of course, read "The Book."
So I did.

I enjoyed the first half, but felt like the author's journalist background was coming out more than a cohesive story. It was more like a series of mini-biographies on various interesting people in Savannah. Like those long articles where a magazine writer meets with someone of interest over an extended period of time and talks about their interactions (there was a fascinating one with Fiona Appel in the past couple years...). I.e., it was very interesting and definitely put you in the mood of Savannah, but it wasn't exactly a story. There didn't appear to be a fluid tale coming out. It was more like "oh this person! Oh and that thing! oo, and then there was this one time... And oh yeah, she was interesting too!" And it was. Interesting. But not, as I say, a story. So the first half I'd give about 3 1/2 stars.

Except for the Jim Williams stuff which is the beginning, occasionally throughout, and most of the latter half of the book. And I'd give all that 5 stars. Berendt truly brings to life Jim Williams and his house (Mercer House), his experiences, his trade, his peoples, his parties, his personalities... I loved reading all of that. And Berendt did a fantastic job bringing to life the trialS related to Jim Williams.... without being boring or repetitive or, frankly, overly legalistic. It was just interesting and endearing and wonderful.

And what's it about? It's about Savannah. It's about the people in Savannah and the nature of Savannah and what makes Savannah, Savannah. This is apparently why the people in Savannah simply refer to this as "The Book." Because it did its job well. And it's also about a murder trial. And about big personalities. And about a journalist's discovery of a city, its people, and even himself.

And I recommend it. Just to everyone. It's a pleasure reading and a good one to have read.
FOUR AND A HALF stars.

Note: This book is true... mostly. As Berendt explains, not only have many of the names been changed, but the timeframe has also been changed, and perhaps small other details, to provide a story that's truer in "feel" than perhaps in explicit detail.
Pameala Pameala
I know this book has been out for a decade okay maybe more. I finally got down to reading it after visiting a relative in SC and I went to Savannah. I had the movie but refused to watch it until I read the book. So for the 6 of you in the world who have not read this book please stop what you are doing and get a copy. You will laugh out loud, be offended, entertained ,confused, think you actually live there and above all enjoy a read so much that you will not put it down.
Blackstalker Blackstalker
I love this book. Always have. It is one of my favorites and one of the only books I have re-read a few times. It is that enjoyable. I'm not a true crime fan, but with John Berendt's narrative this is so hard to put down. Here he has a remarkable ability to describe the settings, characters, and all that makes Savanna great with such vivid color, I can get lost in the streets and venues with all these interesting folks. Of course I've watched the movie, and I own a first edition of this book. And since the power and ease of the internet has come about, I've been able to do my own research and delve deeper into these very real characters and the great city and area itself. I love it every time!
Tall Tall
My sister-in-law (a 6th grade English teacher) suggested this book at the beach and I usually get a little nervous because her suggested books tend to be hard reads. But this book is actually a fantastic read. The characters are rich and alive and wonderful and the plot is a total page-turner. This is definitely the type of book to expect to keep you up reading through the night. The characters and the message stick with you as well. Even months later I find myself thinking about this book. And then finding out that much of it is nonfiction...? Well, that's just the mind-blower.