Abdullah Al Novil Al Novil itibaren Sailly, Fransa
Mario Puzo tarafından her şey okumaya değer, sadece onu seviyorum !! Bay Puzo'nun Ailesini (partneri tarafından tamamlandı) tamamlamadan öldüğünü ve çalışmalarda 20 artı yıl yeni bir roman olduğunu bilmek ilginç. Aile, Bozuk Rodrigo Borgia'da olduğu gibi Papa VI. Alexander da olduğu gibi Borgia ailesinin yükselişini ve düşüşünü kronikleştirir.
pardon my language, but this book is a little confusing. i mean its even written like 3 things at a time. you can read the top of the page or the middle or another part. god, how post structural. on the other hand, its got important stuff. i just think it would help to present it in a more accessible way.
I first read this book when I was 14, and I decided to re-read it after reading "Rhett Butler's People." I don't remember exactly what I thought of the book when I was 14, but I know I liked it, though perhaps didn't absolutely love it. It was very interesting to re-read it, because, first of all, I realize how much of it must have gone over my head when I read it before. Also, I realized how much of the GWTW story, as I remember it, actually came from the movie (which I've seen a few times) and not the book. After re-reading the book, I think that the movie really doesn't do justice to the book. Yes there are scenes that are very true to the book, down to the exact dialogue, but the movie also leaves out so much that is central to the storyline and understanding the characters (most notably the absence of Scarlett's first 2 children). Two things I will concede is that the movie tones down some of the worst racism of the book and the addition of the word "frankly" to the line "My dear I don't give a damn" was a stroke of brilliance. It just doesn't have the same ring in the book! While Scarlett is of course still selfish and obnoxious in the book, the book gets into her thinking more, and you can see how the things she does make sense in her head, even if they seem horrible to others. Another thing that I found really interesting about the book is how innocent Scarlett was in some ways. It's easy to forget that she was only 16 at the beginning of the book, living in a society that valued both purity of mind and body among unmarried women. While she is an unrepentant flirt, she doesn't really think, or even know, about what comes beyond flirtations and marriage proposals. Her first night with Charles, she suddenly realizes that married people share the same bed and is repulsed. Even after marriages to Charles and Frank, she retains some of that naivete (presumably because they weren't too worldly wise either), which explains her mixed reactions of both being appalled and fascinated by Rhett's overt masculinity and kisses that make her nearly faint. I think this better understanding of her character makes the reader feel, if not sympathetic towards Scarlett's attitude towards Rhett, then at least a bit more understanding. To me clearly the best parts of the book are the dialogue between Scarlett and Rhett. The way they trade barbs and insults that both infuriate and intrigue each of them is really fun. It's like all of those great movies and TV shows which revolve around the sexual tension between two characters who will not or cannot admit, even to themselves, that they're totally in love with each other. It's worth slogging through some of the other long, somewhat boring sections of this VERY long book to get to those scenes. Finally, I can't finish the review without mentioning that while I really liked parts of the book, in other parts it was appalling and offensive. First, the whole glorification of the south and demonization of the north is really offensive and historically inaccurate. But more importantly, the racism and paternal attitudes towards black people was really awful and so difficult to read. You could sort of excuse it by saying that those were the prevailing attitudes of the day, but I don't think that's adequate. Besides, Mitchell was writing in the 1930s, not the 1860s, yet it seemed (though perhaps she was expressing the opinion of her characters and not herself) that she thought slavery was a better condition for blacks than freedom, because they were an inferior race that needed to be taken care of. Anyway, I don't want to get lost in this aspect too much. While definitely modern readers will be offended by those parts of the book, I still think that overall it's worth reading and it's still immensely enjoyable all these years later.