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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | John Berendt
Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print.* All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceShots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.Was it murder or self-defense?For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience.Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LisaLovesToRead
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It‘s been years since I have seen this movie, but I remember it was bizarre and great. The book did not disappoint! It was hard to put down. I‘m excited to rewatch the movie now.

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vivastory
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I tagged this book, bc she seems like a character right out of it. I don't think I've ever laughed while reading an obituary
https://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/m0028451

Suet624 This obit seems to be making the rounds. I keep wondering if it's real. 1mo
vivastory @Suet624 I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt that it's real. Anyone can post an obituary, but it was in the Fayetteville Observer so I don't think that a random person made it up. Also, people are weird 🙃 (edited) 1mo
MatchlessMarie I hope it‘s real. She sounds like a hoot! 1mo
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EvieBee Wow, lol! She died in my hometown and I know where Vernon, TX is lol! It is indeed a cow sanctuary. 😂 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Nute Well, the qualifies as the funniest obituary that I have ever read! Still laughing!🤣 1mo
Bookzombie 😂 1mo
Amandajoy That was awesome! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Sparklemn It‘s legit. NPR interviewed her son who wrote the obit. 😊 1mo
Ladygodiva7 😂😂😂 1mo
sarahbarnes This is amazing. 1mo
sprainedbrain That‘s incredible. 😂 1mo
marleed That‘s hilarious! 1mo
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Mitch
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RaeLovesToRead Page bookmarked. I have seen zero of these films and some look fab! 1mo
Mitch @RaeLovesToRead they look a good alternate when you‘ve run out of Elf enthusiasm! 🤣 1mo
merelybookish Fun list! I loved Go back when it came out. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm feeling more in the mood for some crime noir than some festive fun at the moment 😄 1mo
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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Mehso-so

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt is well loved by a lot of readers. While I really enjoyed the descriptions of Savannah and its residents, I was disappointed to learn all the liberties the author took. It should be advertised as a "faction," a mix of facts and fiction.

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Bookwormjillk
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I‘m not even sure what I just read, but I enjoyed it, and I really want to travel to Savannah. This was billed as true crime. If even half of it is true it‘s a great story. #NonFictionNovember #NFN21

Scochrane26 Savannah is a beautiful city. 2mo
AmyK1 I‘m going to Savannah this weekend with friends! 2mo
marleed I loved this book. It really does read like fiction. When I visited Savannah years ago, that book and miniature statues were abundantly gift shops. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Yesterday I listened to another episode of Pantsuit Politics on my walk. It was a beautiful day and I even have time to swing by a Little Free Library and drop off some books.

Today I learned: It‘s be 15 years since I visited Savannah and I really want to go back. (Listening to the tagged book and while it‘s very entertaining it‘s not really a learning type book 😜)

tracey38 I love Savannah! 2mo
Bookwormjillk @tracey38 it‘s been way too long. A really long drive for me but worth it. 2mo
tracey38 @Bookwormjillk I could walk around historic downtown Savannah all the time. It's sp worth it! 2mo
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ErraticElle
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Reads like a novel, despite being (slightly artistically styled) nonfiction. The characters are quirky & colorful paired with a fantastically written atmosphere. The entire thing plays like a crazy acid trip, but it's magnificent...especially when you stop to realize that these people actually exist(ed). I will admit that the ending in the book is not as powerful as its movie version. Still, life is stranger than fiction. And this is a doozy.

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Michellesibs
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This is a non fiction true crime story on the shooting of Danny Hansford by his employer and the subsequent four trials. I hadnt heard of this before so I went in without any prior knowledge at all.
The cast of characters are electric. A Drag Queen, a Witch, an Antiques Dealer, a piano playing lawyer. There's an abundance of alcohol, gossip and ambition in a town with an unwillingness to change.
A slow start but in the end a great read!

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Idk why, but I remember a lot of the books my mom red when I was a kid. (She always set an example and read in front of us when she could.) This is one of the book covers I remember seeing, but I had no idea what it was about. 3mo
Cortg I read this book and loved it. Then, I listened to it. Got my sister and her boyfriend intrigued on vacation and they read it. My sister's boyfriend, being from Savannah, gave me his “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil“ tour on a visit. I also found out a friend of mine from high school works for the same law firm from the book.
For fun, check out the tagged book. Interesting story.
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Michellesibs @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Its a really unique cover isn't it so I'm not surprised it stood out to you! X 3mo
Michellesibs @Cortg That's fantastic, I want a tour now 🤣❤ 3mo
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Justine_Mar
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Finished Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil just in time for a trip to Savannah. First stop, Mercer Williams House.

Cathythoughts Exciting 👍🏻 3mo
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Justine_Mar
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"We have a saying: If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, 'What's your business?' In Macon they ask, 'Where do you go to church?' In Augusta they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is 'What would you like to drink' " ?

marleed This book is so well written! 3mo
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BookLove4Ever
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I listened to this on audiobook and found the narrator enjoyable. A nice true crime story that I listened to because of my trip to Savannah. My favorite person was Joe Odom. How that guy skated by and skirted the law was unlike any I‘d ever heard of. The voodoo was creepy. I would have loved to see all of Jim William‘s antiques. 😁 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ny_Fergie
Pickpick

This was fun. Take a classic southern city (Savannah) and layer in some voodoo, some rich folks, some crazy folks, a sprinkle of murder, a smidge of con artists and a drag Queen I would love to meet. This kept my interest on a well paced adventure.

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WOWreader
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radelyn

Y'all, as someone raised in the lowcountry of Beaufort, SC, and intimately familiar with Savanah, this was like a trip back home. Berendt captured the lurid gossip and socialite mentality with its balanced sense of practicality well enough for me, and his picture of each character was perfectly imagined.
#AtoZchallenge

lynneamch I think reading the book before I visited Savannah really enhanced my enjoyment of the city. I bought this one while I was there. 11mo
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tjwill
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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 14mo
sharread Have a happy Thanksgiving! 💞 14mo
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jenniferw88
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#bookreport week 14/11/20 @Cinfhen

Finished Chernobyl & Thicker than Water
Continued Northanger Abbey
Made a little progress on The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Started tagged

Velvetfur Oooh I read that Chernobyl one recently, I thought it was very good, what did you think of it? 1y
Velvetfur Sorry I meant 'listened to' 🙂 1y
jenniferw88 @Velvetfur it was 4 1/2 ⭐ for me as I couldn't get some of the science, and there were too many names/government departments to keep track of! 1y
Velvetfur @jenniferw88 Oh gosh yes I got a bit lost with all the names too! So I know what you mean 😁 1y
Cinfhen Great week 🙌🏻🤓♥️ 1y
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LoverOfLearning
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1 year ago when my doggo was still a pup pup 😍😍😍

This was the first book I DNF. I just felt dragged along in a way. I wanted a bit more action. It felt too heavily focused on character development and not on the storyline behind the crime.

perfectsinner Oh I love this book 1y
LoverOfLearning @perfectsinner I'm glad. I just couldn't stay with it. 1y
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EadieB
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎬 1y
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jenniferw88
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Charity shop purchases! Bookmark says "I am not perfect but my cat loves me"

CocoReads Midnight in the garden is a great read! The movie is pretty good too if you can track it down. 1y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ that bookmark! 😻 1y
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JenReadsAlot
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#3books #thatmademewanttotravel and I did go to Savannah after reading tagged book! @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Very cool! 👍🏻 1y
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Cinfhen
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#3Books.... That made me want to travel 🧳 ✈️
All would be great choices for #Booked2020 #ArmChairTravel

Cathythoughts Yes I would like to go to Savannah please 👍🏻❤️ 1y
LeahBergen I went to Savannah because of this book!❤️ 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I remember our read along of Midnight, so descriptive, makes me want to visit Savannah too! 1y
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen Agreed, the tag book was such a “trip” @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @OriginalCyn620 😂 1y
MidnightBookGirl I was on a train once, coming back from Florida to Virginia, and at one point I sat near a group of older women traveling to Savannah. They were in a book club, and they pick books and then travel to the place they are set in! They had just read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I wish I could have joined them! 1y
Cinfhen That‘s such an awesome story @MidnightBookGirl and what a fun bookclub 😁 1y
JenReadsAlot I actually went to Savannah after reading Midnight! 1y
Reviewsbylola Midnight is fantastic. 1y
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aa_guer2021
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This sat for months, I picked it up and I was done in two days! An incredible tale, which reads like a fictional crime novel, recounts the memorable, eccentric, outrageous and larger-than-life REAL residents of Savannah, Georgia. Racial tension, LGBTQ rights, class discrimination is all handled amid this fascinating backdrop. Overall a unique, engrossing and fascinating book that will stay with me for a while. #recentlyread #truecrime #nospoilers

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aa_guer2021
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All I got to say about the tagged book: I have to keep reminding myself these people are real! #TBR for September & beyond. Hopefully, along with what I have **actively** going at the moment. 🙃😂🤪 My mind is drawn to multiple subjects, so the topics are varied. Moving and adjusting is also happening. 🤔❤️📚 #bookworm

Jeannineth I loved Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It stayed with me! 1y
aa_guer2021 @Jeannineth I finished in 2 days 😟😬, so I can say with certainty it will stay with me, too. 1y
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CatLass007
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Pickpick

This is a reread of a charming book. It is based on a true story but many of the characters are fictionalized. Some of these characters have become famous, the Lady Chablis, being the most familiar to many. I give this five out of five stars. Definitely a pick.

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shanaymayer
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The author does an amazing job capturing the heart and characters of Savannah. A fascinating non-fiction story that reads like fiction, delves into an interesting location and culture, AND centers around a murder... sign me up. A great read!!

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Gadolby
Panpan

Not my thing. The storyline was decent, but the smattering of characters the reader is introduced to seemed without greater purpose. I suppose it‘s kind of a slice of life and a murder trial mystery, but it just didn‘t come together for me into anything greater. Most character storylines were abandoned—what happened to Chablis? Minerva is by far the best part of the book.

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suzie.reads
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This book just really wasn't my thing but I could appreciate Berendt's style of writing. I just found it abit shallow, no depth to the characters and it annoyed me.
#ReadtheUSA2020 #Georgia (18th state)

limada I've tried to read this several times, and had that same feeling. Even the movie felt off in that way. Well written, but kind of pointless and annoying. 2y
suzie.reads @limada that's how I felt, it didn't quite gel together and you didn't really get to know the characters. 2y
Ruthiella I have a copy but never read it. I just remember the splash it made back then... 2y
suzie.reads @Ruthiella I just don't think it was the book for me. Got some fantastic reviews though. 2y
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Sharpeipup
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Listening to #audiobook while cooking & roasting & pickling.

marleed I thinking this is a fascinating NF book! 2y
Sharpeipup @marleed it‘s fascinating for sure but I‘ve gone to realize it‘s not 100% true. The author took some creative liberties apparently... 2y
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Cuilin
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An eclectic group peopled this book and that‘s about all I remember. #midnight #Magicalmay @Eggs

Eggs Beautiful 📚💗🤗 2y
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EadieB
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Day 17 - #Midnight #MagicalMay
#MidnightInTheGardenofGoodAndEvil #JohnBerendt

I read this in 2010 and enjoyed it very much!

Eggs I think I saw this movie ! 2y
EadieB @Eggs Yes, the movie s very good! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I liked this very much! Just read it recently 😁 2y
EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, it is a great story! 2y
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AvidReader25
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#7days7books that left a deep impression

I‘d never heard of creative nonfiction when I read this in high school. I was blown away. A nonfiction book that read like a novel, brilliant! The characters were so vividly drawn and I could feel the Spanish moss of Savannah hanging around me as I read. I went on to become a journalist and took creative nonfiction courses in college and visited the Mercer house! It‘s still one of my favorite genres.

marleed I agree. This was an amazing piece of nonfiction! 2y
AvidReader25 @marleed One of the best! 2y
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marleed
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Twenty years ago I spent a weekend in Savannah. This book and replicas of the statue were in all the shops. I went home and watched the movie on VHS but never read the book until now. If it were a work of fiction it might seem over the top, but as nonfiction it is a fascinating piece of writing.

#ReadTheUSA2020 Savannah Georgia

SheReadsAndWrites I love that book! I read it years ago, but I remember how great it was. Beautiful picture. 😊❤️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks Loved that book! Movie was good, too. Both a long time ago. But we visited Savannah 6 years ago and there was such a long line to get inside the house that we didn‘t do it. In fact my Facebook memories have pics of that trip cropping up right now because it was at this time in March. Would love to visit again someday. 2y
Brooke_H Savannah! I visited that house when I went there. Amazing town, esp after you read the book. 2y
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Sharpeipup I‘ve been meaning to read it. 2y
marleed @SheReadsAndWrites @ValerieAndBooks Thank you. I still remember how quirky the movie was and now an extra creep factor with Kevin Spacey. But I was intrigued anew with the book. 2y
marleed @Brooke_H I want to go back and visit. I love the attention given to the community in this book. 2y
marleed @Sharpeipup You really feel you‘ve been retuned to the 80s. Some of it is cringeworthy but I think it‘s important to portray a period as it was rather than how we wished it to be. 2y
PaperbackPirate When I read the book I thought it was fiction and found out after it wasn‘t! So good. 2y
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ameliashley
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: 2⭐️ I know this is a favorite for a lot of readers, but I couldn‘t get past the language and tone used by the writer and his characters.
I know it was written in 1994 but I would expect people to be more woke than this back then. The writer gave himself the freedom to change character names and entire events so he should have also taken the liberty of not using highly offensive identifiers and language.

ATB Not sure how old you are but nobody was Woke in 94. No excuses but pretty much the truth. 2y
LadybugAnni One of my favorite! 2y
ameliashley @LadybugAnni I know a lot of people love this one! ☺️ not my cup of tea but that‘s okay 💛 2y
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ameliashley
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starting this guy for my #womenreading book club✨

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MayJasper
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Just started.....📖👀😄

mydearwatson I‘m not a big fan of non-fiction, but I liked this book a lot. 2y
MayJasper @mydearwatson thanks for that it's made me hopeful that I will enjoy it 😊 2y
BlameJennyJane Great book! Great city! 2y
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caitlin.reads.books
Mehso-so

Finally finished this book. I‘ve been reading it on and off for a while. I thought the second half was better and now that I have been to Savannah there were several parts I found even more meaningful.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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MallenNC
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I haven‘t read this one but have seen the movie. (Which is unusual for me). #AntonymsintheTitle #AuldLangReads

Jeannineth I loved the book and haven‘t seen the movie. 2y
OriginalCyn620 I read this when it was first published but I remember really liking it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just posted the same one. 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Finally finished this one, it started slow for me but it finally picked up! Such an interesting story and now I want to head to down to Savannah. Unless I can finish a whole book tomorrow, this may be my last read of 2019.

Graciouswarriorprincess There is a book festival in Savannah in February. You should attend. I, along with several other Littens will be there. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @Graciouswarriorprincess that sounds amazing! That definitely is something I‘ll think about!! Thanks! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Ash.on.the.line You‘re welcome! Happy New Year and Happy Reading! 2y
Palimpsest Read this a few years ago and loved it, in part because of the lovely descriptions of the city. Savannah is the next place I want to visit (has been for a long while) and I hope I can make it happen soon. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I love reading about the history of Savannah and its society, community..the place sounds beautiful and enchanting. This is an excellent read and truly enjoyable, often very funny and reads like a novel. There‘s a crime, mystery, ...colourful, flawed, yet endearing characters..certainly kept me engaged and entertained. Thanks @Cinfhen , glad I joined the #MidnightParty read.

Cinfhen Great review!! Such a colorful cast of real life characters 😆 2y
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peaknit
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Wrapped this up before continuing the Hallmark Holiday Odyssey. This book was so crazy that of course it has to be nonfiction. What a fun #buddyread Thanks @Cinfhen and @vivastory for the inspiration. #NFNov

vivastory I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! It was pretty wild!! 2y
vivastory Actually I just remembered we're going to be reading it in January 2y
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LoverOfLearning I'm about 40% through and I'm struggling a bit staying focused on it. 2y
Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed! Such a crazy cast of “characters” 2y
peaknit @Cinfhen I kind of want to tour Mercer House 🤔 2y
Cinfhen It‘s definitely been added to my list❣️❣️❣️ 2y
peaknit @LoverOfLearning overall I enjoyed it but I felt it was a slog at times too. My focus is on holiday stuff, I think. Good luck!! 2y
LoverOfLearning @peaknit mine is definitely in my last grad school final of the semester. 2y
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LoverOfLearning
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38% done. It's struggling a bit to keep my attention but I'm gonna stay with it.

TheSpineView It gets better as you go along. It took me a little bit to get invested in the story. 2y
LoverOfLearning @TheSpineView I'm almost to part 2. I'm trying to hold on to at least that. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Looks like I‘m the last to arrive at your #MidnightParty @Cinfhen ! Hope you‘ve saved some Savannah‘s famous southern concoction for me! 🍹🍸
#juststarted #currentlyreading

Balibee146 Oooooh really creepy picture 👍 I'm still reading too 📖😁 2y
Cinfhen There‘s always what to drink at those Savanna soirées 2y
lele1432 I'm already loving it. I told my husband we need to plan a visit to Savannah lol. It seems like such a fascinating, eccentric place. 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture .... Savannah ❤️ 2y
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vivastory
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This, my second true crime book this month has quite a bit in common with Preston's "Monster of Florence": a strong sense of place, the authors are a part of the story to a degree that is unusual for nonfiction, eccentric & flawed characters, dramatic conflict that is usually reserved for fiction. Both books had been on my TBR for years & both exceeded expectation! LFL copy from Mercer House, very cool!

vivastory Thanks for the buddy read @Cinfhen ! #MidnightParty 2y
Cinfhen Awesome review!!! What a priceless copy!!!! Thanks for giving me the push to read both books that I‘ve been wanting to read for years!!! Both were highly enjoyable and memorable. What should we read next???!!!? 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen I was thinking of reading this in a couple of weeks 2y
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LeahBergen I toured Mercer House when I was in Savannah! 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Both books sound fantastic!! I‘d like to read both. Keep me posted and I‘ll look out for them 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen That sounds like a lot of fun! 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen Will the first week of December work for you? 2y
Cinfhen Let me see if I can get a copy for a decent price and then I‘m in!!! 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen Sounds good! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s available from Hoopla! But can we read it in January? It‘ll work for #PopSugar20 and #Booked2020 ??! 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen Yeah, January works for me 👍 2y
Cinfhen Great!! Im looking forward 2y
peaknit What a cool copy to have! Just finished, what a wild tale! 2y
Leftcoastzen I have had this on the TBR for years! 2y
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lele1432
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I didn't get much reading done over the weekend, so this is my combined #BookReport & #WeeklyForecast. I finally finished Salt Slow & Barracoon! Both really great and recommended for the right audience. Joining the #MidnightParty by starting the tagged today. My copy of The Lost Queen came in from Book Outlet so I'll finally get to finish it. Need to finish The Case Against Sugar for #NFNov, NOS4A2, & start The Last Hours #literarycrew #buddyread.

rsteve388 1 pt 2y
Cinfhen 💕💕💕💕 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Savannah is somewhere I really want to visit now , .. because of this book. So rich & murky & the characters are truly “ characters “.
I did love the murder plot more than anything .. that‘s what I wanted to know more about. Quite an outcome in the end ...
Thanks @Cinfhen ! So glad to have experienced this book ! It‘s all happening in this one 😳👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen It was such a wild ride!!! I think I might try to locate and watch the film 🎞 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I would love to see the film 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Amiable My husband and I visited Savannah last year -- it's lovely! 2y
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wanderinglynn Savannah is one of my favorite places. I hope you get to visit. 2y
batsy So glad you enjoyed it! I thought the film was really good, too 2y
ValerieAndBooks I visited Savannah a few years ago — hope you do too soon 💖 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Well done! So glad you liked it! 2y
Cathythoughts @Amiable I‘d say it‘s lovely alright ! ❤️👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I imagine I‘d looked the film ❤️👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @ValerieAndBooks thanks ❤️👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @wanderinglynn thanks 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Cinfhen
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The most entertaining true crime book I ever read. Savanna is a place where “eccentrics thrived” and “the ordinary became extraordinary.” The quirkiest group of southerners I‘ve ever encountered in fiction or nonfiction. #NonFictionNovember #MidnightParty Thanks, buddy-readers 🧡

vivastory I started it yesterday & should finish today. Great review! 2y
Cinfhen The crime itself is not even the story @vivastory it‘s the cast of characters who really propel this book. Each one is so unique and memorable 😁 2y
Balibee146 I'm loving it too though will prob be tomorrow or Saturday before I finish. Great review 👍❤️ 2y
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GatheringBooks i‘ve had this book for like forever but haven‘t had the chance to read it yet. love the review!! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice review!! I‘m nearly there ... will finish tonight 👍🏻❤️... 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching for your #BookReport @Balibee146 glad you are all enjoying @Cathythoughts @vivastory 💕 2y
lele1432 My audio loan finally came in so I can start listening at work! 2y
mom2bugnbee We honeymooned in Savannah on 1995, just one year after the book was published. I hadn't read it yet, but it was fun to feel the buzz around town (most locals were very excited) and to think back on the places we'd visited once I did read it. I need to reread this one. 2y
peaknit I‘m about halfway, I should wrap up by Saturday too, I need to stop cheating with Monster and commit!😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! I‘m intrigued! Nice review 👍. I can finally start today! 2y
batsy Nice review! I think it was kind of my first true crime book ... It set the bar high! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s kind of amazing how this writer just stepped right into another dimension @batsy @peaknit That must have been cool to be there then @mom2bugnbee I‘d love to visit/ putting it on my summer travels wish list @lele1432 @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you both enjoy this story. It‘s whacky 2y
LeahBergen I went to see the Lady Chablis in Savannah for my 40th Bday (because of this book!) 2y
Cinfhen That‘s amazing @LeahBergen she was still preforming 🙌🏻💕Lady C was definitely my favorite “character” and Minerva too😉 I bet Lady C was fabulous ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
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LeahBergen I kinda loved this part. 😆 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen Right before I got to this part I was thinking of the eccentric characters in Twin Peaks, especially the log lady. Luther makes her look completely normal. 2y
AvidReader25 I LOVE this book! 2y
CheckUrShelfB4UWreckUrShelf We used to do this with June bugs when we were kids except we tied the string around them instead of glue 😂 Loved that book by the way 2y
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