Purple Hearted Man
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Giveaway dates: Nov 05 - Nov 25, 2019
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A man named John went to war in the desert. An ...more
I hope next time we encounter a homeless person we remember Purple Hearted Man and say hi or good afternoon and not just look around them as if they are not there.
Both Purple He ...more
Like all of us, Purple is born in—and of—pain, defined by the confusion and severity of the world he finds himself in.
Even in the first chapter, sanity is questionable. Is Purple a healer or a killer?
That ambiguity builds an uncomfortable tension through out the story. One page, the author paints an image of a man's peacefully mundane morning routine. The next, we're inside a mad man's repetitive thoughts and ominous mantras.
As someone recently fam ...more
Having suffered what seems to be a mental breakdown, he wages a war against the "One-Eyed God", calls himself a healer and carries all his possessions on his back.
'Purple' navigates life seemingly invisible in this crazily symbolic book. While short this is not a fast read. As we only see Purples side of the story, I found myself constantly trying to decipher what I was reading.
I would have loved ...more
But this is not reality according toPurple. From his point of view - from which this story is told - he was birthed by the Universe onto a battle field with the purpose of fighting the "one-eyed god" (money and capitalism) and showing people that the way forward is community and connection.
So begins a philosophical novel that looks at what is i ...more