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Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" Paperback – September 26, 2007
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What's worse, all the marvelous characters who seemed so life-like in Mitchell's book are either killed off or ignored in Ripley's travesty. Except of course, Scarlet and Rhett, who are more irritating than interesting. Every facet of their personalities that made these two some of literature's most fascinating and unique human beings has been destroyed. Instead of drama, we get this bit of comedy: Scarlett loses all sensibilities and becomes a barefoot Irish peasant who cusses and has extra-marital sex. Good for her. Rhett loses his masculinity and is now a neutered mama's boy who dotes on his mother so much it began to make me uncomfortable.
One thing REALLY bothered me about this so-called sequel. Rhett and Scarlett's four-year-old daughter Bonnie died shortly before this book begins, and Scarlett never seems to mourn her, even though this beloved child died right before her eyes. In fact, Scarlet scarcely gives Bonnie a thought. Yet we're supposed to believe that when Cat is born that Scarlet suddenly becomes the world's most loving mother?Read more ›
Although she is writing a sequel, Ripley goes to considerable pain to prevent readers from compairing her style and her novel to Mitchell's style and her novel--and so, wisely perhaps, Ripley wastes little time in killing off Mammy and moving the action out of Georgia entirely. But Ripley also revises the leading characters, and in the most bizarre ways imaginable. Scarlett gives Tarah to her sister Sue Ellen and runs off to Ireland, where she learns it is much easier to dance a jig if you take your corset off first. Give away Tara? To the sister she always hated? Ireland? Stranger still, when Rhett leaves Scarlett he goes to Charleston, where he tries to make amends with his family while also indulging his love of horticulture. HORTICULTURE? Well Hush My Mouth And Stuff Me With Chiltins!
Now, Ripley--who is best known for such mild-mannered but best-selling historical romances as CHARLESTON--isn't a bad writer. And frankly, if we changed the names Rhett and Scarlett to something else, this would be an okay book. But Ripley ain't no Margaret Mitchell.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this book. It kept my interest. I could go into details. But it may spoil the reader's anticipation.Published 2 days ago by customer
Will try to be succinct and objective as possible. The plot is far fetched. I lost interest in the middle and the last fourth is disjointed. I do not advise reading it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Was fantastic. The author did a great job continuing with the exact same writing style and the characters were also continued from the original novel in a seamless manner. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Chloe
Some sections dragged and some flew by & I didn't want to stop reading. Being a GWTW fan, it was lots of fun to read about Scarlet & Rhett. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynn Cedarholm
Fabulous!! Alexandra kept Scarlett true to Margaret Mitchell's adaption!! You will not be disappointed!!Published 1 month ago by Lynne Baugh
It carries the story on very well. Ripley has done a great job with this sequel. Scarlet finds her family and herself. I was sad to finish itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer