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reviewed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ev.... September 27, 2012
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The movie adaption of Berendt's "nonfiction novel", as one back-cover reviewer terms it, is much better known than the original book.  And while I've not yet seen the movie, I can …
reviewed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ev.... September 13, 2011
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
This is a story about the city of Savannah, its people and history.      "Esquire" writer John Berendt is in Savannah, Georgia, to write a story about the extravagant holiday …
posted a Quick Tip about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ev.... January 02, 2011
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
While one might say that MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL is in the same genre - novelized true crime - that's where the resemblance to the likes of IN COLD BLOOD stops. The New York Times Book …
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
I'm having a difficult time deciding whether John Berendt set out to make mock of Savannah from the get-go or whether he was trying to write a sincere travelogue/murder story about a city that just happens …
reviewed The Able McLaughlins. September 18, 2010
The Able McLaughlins
The time of this 1924 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is toward the conclusion of the Civil War when families are receiving notices about the deaths, injuries and capture of their loved ones during the conflict.   …
reviewed The Able McLaughlins. March 14, 2009
The Able McLaughlins
I read this novel because it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. After reading it I've come to the conclusion 1923 must have been a pretty bad year for good novels or the Pulitzer Prize jury was out to lunch. …
reviewed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ev.... May 14, 2005
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
As explained by the voodoo priestess Minerva, the magic of her craft is best practiced in a one-hour period between 11:30 PM and 12:30 PM called "dead time."    "The half hour before …
reviewed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ev.... February 09, 2005
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Some books just have that "It" - charm, humor, style and all the quirks that help make a story memorable. Non-fiction has never been more fun - in fact I had to contiously had to remind myself that this …
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL is a piece of nonfiction. However, it's not really a crime story, nor is it a straight biography/memoir. Instead, the book falls somewhere inbetween the two. The …
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