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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
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Feb 02, 2009

it was amazing
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I loved this book. Plain and simple. I found it amazing that Berendt (or any author) could write a non-fiction book that seemed to much more like a work of fiction than a mere recounting of events. Berendt did a wonderful job of detailing and working through the murder mystery - whether Jim Williams actually committed murder. Along with the murder mystery we hear about the vast array of characters and oddities that surrounded Jim Williams and Savannah. The detail of the town and architecture were wonderful - not too much detail that it pulled you away from the story, but enough to make you feel like you were there and enough to make you want to go there as well. I agree with other statements about not watching the movie first, but if you would like to see some of the places described (and, of course, the drag queen), then watch the movie too.

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