Monday, May 10, 2021

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

"Gone With The Wind"
by Margaret Mitchell
(1936)
Hardcover, 1037 pages

NO SPOILERS:
"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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