Aug 21, 2011
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A true story, and simply a delicious novel...
I am latin, and I used to read Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende - I enjoy reading their magical realism, and I am proud to have that as a part of my culture.
Then I visited Savannah, with an "I don't know what" that you can actually feel in the air.
If I combined that "realismo magico" with the "Savannah air" I would have the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" from John Berendt
The book describes a murder scene in the middle of a beautiful town, full of delicious and eccentric characters who make you want to keep reading. Beautifully written with overwhelming descriptions of the squares, the mansions and elements like black magic, money, love, hate and justice.
The books makes me want to go back to Savannah. I can't do that at this very moment, but I definitely can order the movie on Netflix...let's see if it does justice to the book...I doubt it.
You can find the book at: http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Garden-Good-Evil-Berendt/dp/0679751521
And I am now going to read "Sarah's Key". Has someone read it yet?