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text 2018-09-19 05:08
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 386 pages.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

“No. As a matter of fact, when I think about it, it suits me fine. See, with all these weirdos you got filling up your book, I figure somebody’s gonna have to play the good guy, and it’s beginning to look like it’ll be me.”

 

My genre-savvy self doubts it.

 

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text 2018-09-17 04:24
Reading progress update: I've read 170 out of 386 pages.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

OK! Took half the book, but here we are.

 

Onto part two.

 

Joe keeps reminding me of Ana Karenina's brother

 

 

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text 2018-09-15 00:16
Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 386 pages.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

“Anyhow,” he went on, “my two newest naked friends got dressed. The boy had tattoos on his arms—a Confederate flag on one arm and a marijuana plant on the other. He put on a really swell T-shirt. It had ‘Fuck You’ printed on it. At this very moment, both he and the girl are in the kitchen helping make shrimp salad for forty polka dancers. Jerry’s in there too, cutting Mandy’s hair, and that’s why I say I ain’t bored yet.”

 

Well, I still don't know what this book is driving at, but that stealth thread-cross felt enough like a punch line that it surprised a laugh out of me. And reminded me of the "cousinly" remark. I'm not getting bored either.

 

And of course, I'm reading to Johnny Mercer's music

 

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text 2018-09-14 23:41
Reading progress update: I've read 71 out of 386 pages.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

I have no idea where this is going. So far I'm only getting scenes illustrating a lot of strange people. Is this a cast presentation for something happening later or is this guy just droning on quirky society?

 

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text 2018-09-14 19:20
Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 386 pages.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

What the hell is going on with those two. My dysfunction junction tag barely covers it.

 

The stories before reminded me of Allende's or García Marquea's descriptives asides. Conservative snobs are the same everywhere I guess.

 

The second party is the next night. It’s the one the papers never write about. It’s … for gentlemen only. Which party would you like to be invited to?”
“The one,” I said, “least likely to involve gunfire.”

 

The other thing I would like to know is what is going on with our narrator.

 

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