Sunday, August 30, 2009
Reviewof Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (November 6, 2007)
Mr. McCaig retells the story of Gone with the Wind's most notorious character Rhett Butler. This story starts off with him as a young man before he meets Scarlett O'Hara and ends with events that occurred shortly where Gone with the Wind ends.
Rhett Butler is not a very likeable character and he appears almost as selfish and heartless as Scarlett at times . He is a typical southern man but lacks the true refinement like Ashley Wilkes who Scarlett is infatuated with. In the end, you feel sorry for him and the way Scarlett treats him.
While many fans of Gone With the Wind may despise this book I found it quite enjoyable. It did start off sloow but picked up after he met Scarlett. It is intersting to get his point of view of what happened when he met Scarlett and what he felt about what was going on around in the South during the Civil War and the Reconstruction.
I rate this 4/5