Many people read John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" before going to Savannah.  This highly entertaining book gives a glimpse into contemporary Savannah and its colorful social life and characters.

 Those who enjoy historical fiction should consider reading the series of four books written by Eugenia Price beginning with the book entitled "Savannah".  Set in antebellum Savannah, the history, locations, culture and many of the characters are real.  It adds a whole new dimension to a visit to this history rich city.