The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Published May 9, 2016

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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I know of this for being an important and influential work but I never had to read it at school and so it sort of passed me by. Having now read it, I can see why it’s gained such status, but I can’t say I particularly enjoyed reading it. It’s such a sad story, a depressing start to life followed by an even worse adulthood!

What I found most frustrating was the concept of these two sisters writing each other letters for thirty years and never actually managing to make contact. It made everything a little disjointed and confusing, which is nothing compared to what they would be feeling, I know, but it didn’t make for comfortable reading.

I’m glad I’ve read it to know what all the fuss is about, but I don’t think I’d put it on any of my top ten reading lists.

Rating: Unrated

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