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Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
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A question I have about this — 4 years ago


How can a book that glorifies a society in which human beings are owned by other human beings be worth consuming? Slaves who loved being slaves? I don’t think so. Want to know what slaavery was like, read “Beloved” or “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison. Nora Roberts writes better romance, too.

Long read — 5 years ago


Breaks my heart in the end, but it is quite a good read. Just be prepared for a LOT of discription.

How this changed my life — 7 years ago


This is, by far, my favorite book of all time. There were some characters that I disliked, but not for a lack of knowing them. It was getting to know them that got me to disliking them. If that makes sense at all. I took my time with this book and really absorbed it all… and will always recommend it to anyone.

A story about this — 7 years ago


i can’t believe how much i truly enjoyed this book.

needless to say, i avoided it all my life because as a southerner, i thought it was a racist piece of claptrap about the civil war and the slaves and the slavemasters. and it is about the war between the states — but not really. the war is a backdrop to the torrential love life of scarlett o’hara and rhett butler.

and really, what makes it all so fascinating is that their relationship and how it devolves is a microcosm of love and how it’s supposed to work, and how people can sometimes get in their own way and unhinge it. the war parallels a lot of what happens between them. it’s surprisingly well-written. and it’s not racist, per se. it’s in keeping with the way people functioned back then and actually gives the reader a hard look at black people’s lives during reconstruction.

i think that this is a book that every american should read.

A story about this — 7 years ago


I haven’t been this emotionally involved in a book in years. My feelings were all over the map, too; I hated all the racist, misogynistic customs of that time; loathed Scarlett at the beginning, which devolved into mild annoyance after the middle section, and eventually completely identified with her in the last 1/3 of the text; I’ll reluctantly admit that I totally swooned over Rhett Butler – fuck Ashley!; the ending both delighted and infuriated me.

I enjoyed it like crazy. Definitely the best fiction I’ve read all year, and possibly one of my favorite books of all-time.

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