These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Rachel has a lot in common with Scarlett O'Hara (multiple husbands, enjoys the finer things in life, selfish) and yet while Scarlett is framed as a hero who shows the power of the human spirit, the other characters (especially Leah) mostly see Rachel as a whiny, bigoted Rich Bitch. Then again, it could be that Rachel is an Alternate Character Interpretation of the Scarlett character or the "Sassy Southern Belle" archetype she spawned in an anti-racist, post-colonial context (as opposed to how Gone with the Wind glorifies the slaveholding South).
Ending Fatigue: The epilogue is actually a sizeable portion of the book. It details the lives of all of the main characters over the next thirty years. The book really ends almost 37 years later with Mobutu's death.