Teaser Tuesday – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

teasertuesdays31Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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?’

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, Chapter 2

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Berendt Berendt: Book Cover

I don’t know what’s taken me so long to read this, but I am loving it!   What are you reading this week?

17 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  1. kiirstin says:

    I should read this book again. I read it years and years ago, and recall really enjoying it — I can’t remember the story anymore, though.

    Excellent teaser! It definitely denotes a certain atmosphere.

  2. Bumbles says:

    I think that was one of the first NF books I picked up that read like a story instead of a dry re-cap and made me realize not all NF is boring. The author conveyed the scene and characters – and yes, those real people were quite the characters – so well that it made me want to get right down to Savannah ASAP. Now of course, all these years later and I still haven’t visited. But I can see the images in my mind clear as a bell still from his writing. I didn’t care so much for the movie.

  3. Margot says:

    Stacy, That is just such a wonderful quote. I haven’t been tempted to read the book up to now but, if the rest of the book is this good, I’d like to give it a try.

  4. Phyl says:

    Stacy! Waaaah! I went to click on “Reply” to the comment you left on my blog and I clicked on “Delete” instead, and I can’t find any way to undelete. Sorry sorry sorry! I would have emailed, but I wasn’t sure if that’s an email account you check regularly, so I’m posting here instead.

    I am groveling. Sorry about that! I’ll be very careful from now on.

  5. Phyl says:

    Ahem. And now that things are calmer — that’s a great quote! Another of the many books I’ve been meaning to read, and never have quite managed to yet.

  6. Sally from Oz (Books and Musings) says:

    I loved this book – and I am reading City of Masks by Daniel Hencht at the moment that is also set in New Orleans -and gives me the same sense of atmosphere that ‘Garden’ did. Only my book has a strong Ghost element to it – is still a mystery – and not at all cutsie 🙂

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