Karin's review of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Dec 12, 2007 09:01PM
I still need to read this book for myself, but I'm wondering if you think the story ever gets further than the allure of Savannah... or if it always maintains the touristy facade? Even when I visited my sisters there, it seems like the whole downtown of Savannah IS fiction. The reality only shows itself when you get lost on a road that takes you through ghetto and housing project, and out to the army post where all the big box stores are.
Dec 13, 2007 06:13AM
Good question. I'm not sure about the answer. I read it as an account of one guy's time in Savannah--not an account of SAVANNAH. I was more interested in the writing than in the subject. That said, my understanding is that this book spawned a huge tourist industry in Savannah. His account may be an accurate representation of the community pre-"Midnight"... Maybe the increase in popularity is testimony to the fascination Southern culture presents to Northerners.
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