On GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, though men seldom noticed when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were.” – GONE WITH THE WIND GONE WITH THE WIND is the surprisingly compelling story of Scarlett O’Hara, a spoiled princess whose hands have never held any implement beyond an embroidery needle and whose bare skin has …

Oh, the book is always better.

However, there are exceptions that break the rule: THE MIST – even Stephen King thought so. JAWS – fun beach reading; pulpy sleazy sexually explicit with shady Mafia subplot involving the Mayor and unsatisfying ending; transformed into epic cinematic pop art. GOLDFINGER – pulpy convoluted confusing thriller with sex, transformed into fun pop art. PSYCHO …