Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

One of the best "true crime" book I have ever read. Every inch of the story is fascinating. It reads like a novel. I had to keep reminding myself that it was, in fact, a true crime book. From the very first chapter I felt drawn in. I immediately wanted to go to Savannah and see it for myself.

So often in true crime books the characters are a little flat. Berendt was really able to make them come to life. His writing made the whole city come to life. His ability to infiltrate the exclusive Savannah society and do such an awesome character study was amazing.

The characters or the personalities in the book, not sure what to call them, are so bizarre and fantastic. It is almost hard to believe that they all live in a small city together. It had almost the same Southern society vibe to it as Time to Kill. The focus was not so much on the crime but rather the mesh of characters are interwoven into the plot (if I can call it that). Just found out that it's a movie with Kevin Spacey. Wonder if it's on Netflix...

In to my re-read pile it goes!