Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Just What the World Needs

Proof that GWTW still captures people's imaginations, I suppose. Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

Rhett Butler's People - Books - Margaret Mitchell - New York Times: "It’s taken 12 years, three authors and one rejected manuscript, but tomorrow will be another day when “Rhett Butler’s People,” the second sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind,” is published this fall.

Less a conventional sequel than a retelling from Rhett Butler’s point of view, the new book, to be published by St. Martin’s Press in November, is written by Donald McCaig, a former advertising copywriter turned Virginia sheep farmer who has written well-reviewed novels about the Civil War."


James Reasoner said...

Many years ago McCaig wrote some of the early entries in the Slocum series as "Jake Logan". And they were pretty good ones, too.

Unknown said...

Well, I'll be darned. Now he has credibility.

Brent McKee said...

You have to ask yourself whether Margaret Mitchell would have written a sequel to Gone With The Wind if she were able (by the time she finished the first book I believe she was cripple with arthritis). My feeling is that she wouldn't have, that she had written a complete story and any sequels or additions are nothing short of fanfic.