Monday, May 10, 2021

TCCDM Dig and Flip: "Gone With The Wind" - Margaret Mitchell (1936)

"Gone With The Wind"
by Margaret Mitchell
Hardcover, 1037 pages

"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)

Good stuff.

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