The most fun was "Midnight in the Garden of Good and...

I have been reading . . .

April 23, 1995|By John Carroll

The most fun was "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." It is extremely entertaining and fast moving, it explores the collision of two worlds - old Savanah and the sexual underground. There's a historical preservationist and a fabulously funny transvestite. It didn't win for nonfiction. The time sequences had been rearranged and it was closer to fiction than some of us were comfortable with. "The Beak of the Finch" - that did win, if you read it you will know everything about evolution from Darwin to today. I also read "Harriet Beecher Stowe," "Hugo Black," "Saint Exupery," and "How We Die," that was depressing - you'll die a thousand deaths.

John Carroll, editor of The Sun,

on what he thinks of the six books he read

7+ as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board

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