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Reading the Bricks

There are books and bricks and books that could easily function as bricks. Also published at: http://readingthebricks.blogspot.com/

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Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, ALEXANDER DUMAS, Alexander Dumas Pere

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell One of my all-time favorite books. It changes slightly every time I read it, as my perspective on relationships among people change. Yes, there is a strong whiff of the "kind massah" about the whole thing, but I don't think that takes away from the brilliancy of the characters, and it shouldn't preclude anyone from reading the novel. And to be fair, Scarlett is not such a kind massah; why her black folks stay with her I'll never understand - although I don't live in a servant-based society, so there's that. Y'anyway, READ THIS BOOK. Then let it marinate for a year or two and READ IT AGAIN. Believe me, it stands up.