Book Worm

June 21, 2011 at 12:46 am (Alice Walker, The Color Purple)

Been reading tons and TONS of stuff the last couple of days!!! My eyes feel like they’ve dried up from all the god damn reading, but I don’t even care!! šŸ˜› Had to read The Color Purple by Alice Walker for an essay for uni, wasn’t really looking forward to it, as there was a LOAD of other stuff id much prefer to be reading. But I started it last night, and finished the entire book in about 2-3 hours, granted it isn’t a huge book, but i literally couldn’t put it down. Its so bloody compelling!! Even though to begin with, the dialect of Celia (the main character) was hard to get used to, she’s from the deep South and has a very strong accent…after a few pages…that just added to the emotion and atmosphere of it.
Walker touches upon everything two people could possibly experience, two sisters Celia and NettieĀ separatedĀ since childhood, Ā living and experiencing life on seperate sides of the world…but never forgetting one another. The entire book is written in the form of letters, and at first I though ugh…hope its not like this all the way through, but I don’t think the book could have worked better if it was written any other way.
Its moving from start to finish and all the way in between, it’s sad, it’s harrowing, it’s inspirational, it’s emotional, it’s heart warming, it made me feel angry because i wanted to shake Celia up and be like WAKE UP!!!YOUR LIFE IS PASSING YOU BY!!! But on the other hand it made me think the worst day of my life couldn’t compare to the crap Celia had to put up with everyday of her life!!

Don’t want to give to much away, but once again im going to tell you to READ IT!!! šŸ˜€


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