Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
I’m not the biggest reader of fiction but I could not put this book down. I’m big history, and biography reader. This book has history in it...it lets you know how the people of the south lived before, during and after the war. It’s a love story, tragedy, it’s about perseverance.
I finished it two weeks ago and I want to read it again. I’ve seen the movie about a hundred times in my life....I watched the movie again as soon as I finished the book and it made the movie much better. As you watch you’ll understand more about each character, especially Rhett Butler. I think he’s my favorite character..
As time goes by history changes, it shouldn’t but it does. It’s weird timing that I chose to read this book. Coronavirus had me out of work for five weeks, and there’s no way I was gonna be locked at home watching horrible media talking about this virus. I woke up yesterday to find out that people want to ban this book, and the movie has been pulled off HBO streaming service. The good news however is the movie is number one on Amazon and iTunes as of today. God Bless America.
America has a cemetery where confederate soldiers are buried side by side with union soldiers. I think it was meant to show solidarity, forgiveness and also to never forget what it was about. We have elected leaders that want to destroy the cemetery... they never gave it a thought in their lives but I guess they’ll destroy anything if they think it could give them one extra vote. Nothing has changed since the civil war. The North came down south after the war in what they called reconstruction. They pushed for freed black men to vote while ex confederate men couldn’t. They didn’t care about healing, they cared about power. They wanted republicans to hold office in the south. They fixed elections and got rich by the results. Did the North care about slavery? I’m sure some did in their hearts, but they also took advantage of the situation.
When someone writes a book about fictional characters during a historical event they usually do research to make sure the surroundings around the characters are accurate. From what I’ve studied about the civil war, this book nails it while also giving us one of the best fictional story of all time. It gave us Scarlett O’Hara... every American needs to read this book not ban it.