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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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it was amazing
bookshelves: book-clubs, classics, fiction, historical-fiction

Though this was a heavy hearted read for me, it was an excellent book. I read this for SunBeamsJess Book Club. I'd recommend it to anyone.

The author, Alice Walker, matched the writing style to the storyline perfectly. It was written using the strengths of epistolary form. The diary entries themselves reflected the growing maturity of the characters and used relevant colloquialism which gave great insight into life and culture of the time, that being the American south, during the 1930s. It took me a few pages in to appreciate the dialogue, which was depicted as a form of unrefined Southern speech that gave power to the narrative through its beautifully written expressions of emotion, identity, authenticity, self reflection, innocence, joy, pain, hardship, discovery, and transformation.

It contained graphic scenes of highly controversial subject matter, while manifesting the hopes, joys, struggles, and despair of each character without a tone of contempt which made for an even more powerful story. It paralleled personal happiness and conflict with social injustice and gain which made for a work of high value and importance.

FAVORITE LINES:

"I look over at him too. For such a little man, he all puff up. Look like all he can do to stay in his chair."

"She looks like a wet cat."
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Quotes Erica Liked

Alice Walker
“I look over at him too. For such a little man, he all puff up. Look like all he can do to stay in his chair.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Alice Walker
“She looks like a wet cat.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple


Reading Progress

November 7, 2018 – Started Reading
November 7, 2018 – Shelved
November 13, 2018 – Shelved as: book-clubs
November 13, 2018 – Shelved as: classics
November 13, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
November 13, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
November 13, 2018 – Finished Reading

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