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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (original 1994; udgave 1994)

af John Berendt (Forfatter)

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Kriminalroman. En nyrig kunsthandler i Savannah sigtes for mordet på sin unge bøsse-ven og assistent. Under retssagen afdækkes sydstatsbyens syndige, men alt andet end kedelige liv - fyldt med sære eksistenser.
Medlem:AsteriaoftheStars
Titel:Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Forfattere:John Berendt (Forfatter)
Info:Random House (1994), Edition: 1st, 388 pages
Samlinger:Living Room
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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Midnat i det gode og ondes have : roman af John Berendt (1994)

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Beguiled by Savannah.
A reread in a lovely new edition from the Folio Society, it is one of those “travel books” that create or capture a place and a time, somewhere you wish you could visit, but know that it no longer exists, if it ever would have done for you, as you need a guide like John Berendt to show you around.
In the first half of the book Berendt introduces us to 1980’s Savannah with characters from varied levels of society, graciously with Jim Williams, an antique dealer who owns the beautiful Mercer House, entertainingly with Mrs Fawcett, a genteel preservationist trying to save historic Savannah: “One thing we did do,” she said. “We got the bachelors interested”, and then The Lady Chablis, a transgender woman who is a larger than life personality.
The story then transitions to a murder trial, with Jim Williams accused of shooting his “gigolo”, Danny Hansford. Again, there are larger than life characters with added voodoo.
This is lurid storytelling, but Berendt writes easy flowing prose which makes it a joy to read if you go with the flow. I really enjoyed this book for a second time, when I had feared I wouldn’t. So, just go for the ride.

Note. This doesn’t detract from the book in my opinion, as I read it as a work of entertainment, but although it is based upon facts, Berendt has manipulated them to create a fantastic story. Accept that it is entertainment, not non-fiction. ( )
  CarltonC | Sep 3, 2021 |
Very dated and the narrator places himself strangely.
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
There was so much exposition in the beginning in order for us to get to know the characters, that it was nearly halfway before the conflict began to be discussed. I understand why the author chose to do it this way, however, waiting that long made the book drag on a little too long. I enjoyed hearing about the crazy characters in Savannah, but I wish we could have learned about them a little more naturally within the context of the plot versus in the almost vignette style of the first half of the book. ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
The true story of the murder that shocked Savannah society and inspired Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster film. This book dives deeper into the infamous slaying of Danny Hansford and the multiple murder trials of his lover, Jim Williams, filling in knowledge gaps with photos, exclusive new interviews, and crucial testimony that recreates the courtroom battle over the future of a self-made aristocrat.

I'm just not a fan of true crime. ( )
  Gmomaj | Mar 24, 2021 |
Not quite as good as all the reviews lead me to believe but still an entertaining read. There are some wonderful characters that appear to be works of pure ficton, they are so outrageous. John Berendt seems to have a knack for drawing out many intimate secrets from his 'subjects'. And Savannah also seems to become a character in itself so vivid are the descriptions. My issue with the book is that it takes so long for the 'crime' to be committed and I was becoming a bit bored with all the character sketches. ( )
  Patsmith139 | Mar 15, 2021 |
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Elegant and wicked.... Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might 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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