Book Review: Gone with the Wind

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This book was not anything that I expected. I was surprised to find out that it was deemed "the greatest love story ever told." I don't want to spoil it. I want you to read it. I want you to discover who Scarlett O'hare is. What she stands for. How the love she has compels her to do crazy things.

The writing is stellar. The romance is real.

I think I learned more about the Civil War in this book than I did in school

Long. You are going to have to commit yourself

When you read it lets talk! Or if you already have... isn't it crazy?



  1. AH I'm in the middle of it right now! It probably has the most real romance of any book I've read. I totally hate Scarlett, but totally love her too. Let's talk when I finish!

  2. I read it about a year ago & LOVED IT! I really got into it, even though it was long. I love how Scarlett is a real character with faults. She is whiny/annoying, but I somehow liked her character. I loved how epic the book is, how it tells so much history, with just the right mix of background/quotations. Books that are all quotations are boring to me.
    It also helped that I scored a really old edition from a thrift store, I felt cool reading it, haha.
    One of my favorite quotes from it:
    "They were all beautiful with the blinding beauty that transfigures even the most plain woman when she is utterly protected and utterly loved and is giving back that love a thousand fold." -about the women whose husbands were either coming home or leaving for the war? I forget.
    Have a good day!

  3. I read this one a few years ago. I had mixed emotions about it. I agree with you that the writing was stellar, but I kept wondering how Scarlett O'Hara has been placed on a pedestal of great female characters. I would still recommend that everybody needs to read it once.