"User in the front seat. Player in the back seat. Gotta make my mind up. Which one should I take?"
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Oh, those crazy kids. And we can't forget Melanie and Ashley with their own head trips to work out. "Gone With The Wind" is a basket of eggs and nothing arrives unbroken. This historical novel follows Scarlett, the young, “fiddle-de-dee” Georgia southern belle... before, during, and after the Civil War. All the main characters are complicated and wonderfully written without any cheap, shortcut resolutions.
And there is a lot going on. The history, the politics, the good, bad and ugly are all on display. But make no mistake..."Gone With The Wind" is one head-shaking love story. A selfish manipulator. A rogue scoundrel. A loyal friend. A slightly-used dishtowel. Together, they all make for one unforgettable read. Hard to believe this was Margaret Mitchell's only novel. The book makes one heckuva doorstop, too.
"Gone, Gone, Gone" - Bad Company / "Desolation Angels" (1979)