3 1/2 Stars
Once again, a great book that got turned into a mediocre movie. This story is written from the viewpoint of a journalist that visits Savannah (Georgia?) to learn about the lives of the inhabitants. It is really a collection of individual stories, each staring a different memorable character of the town. The stories are woven together around a murder mystery and the resulting trial. The plot is engaging and keeps the reader riveted throughout. The movie sucked, however. I hate that.