Book Reviews of The Color Purple

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
ISBN-13: 9780671617028
ISBN-10: 0671617028
Publication Date: 6/1985
Pages: 295
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 201 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the most incredible books I've EVER read. A true classic: funny, poignant, completely unforgettable.
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Fantastic book - the characters leap off the page! The tale of Celie's miserable life with Mister, her love for her sister, Nettie, and her infatuation with Mister's lover, Shug Avery weave into each other and develop into a masterpiece by the end of the book. Be warned, however, that the book delves much deeper into the relationship between Celie and Shug than the movie does - there is a rather graphic scene in the book that was not included in the movie, for obvious reasons.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is such an unbelievably well-crafted story. Alice Walker breathes souls into these characters. I can't wait to see the musical.
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Loved this book. Hate to give it up, but have to make room for all my new books. You just cheer for Celie all through it.
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Whoopi Goldberg played Celie in the movie. Obviously the book covers more details. great read.
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This is a beautifully written book. It'll bring tears to your eyes at the very end. It does to me every single time I read it.
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If you ever saw the movie and enjoyed it you must read the book. It is a wonderful story.
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A must read. Winner of the pulizer prize.
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This is such an excellent novel, it should be required reading for everyone. The movie was not as good as the book. The Color Purple is moving and extremely well written.
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It's much better than the movie.
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I loved this book. It was so much better than the movie. I believe most books are better than the movies. A story of an abused African American woman back in 20's 30's southern America. She is brave , ugly, & gonna be somebody someday. Heartbreaking & funny, this is a very good book,.
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What an awesome book! A slice of reality but with a large dose of HOPE. A wonderful read that you won't be able to put down. You'll want to see the movie (Oprah stars in it) after you read the book.
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This is literally my favorite book ever. It's so emotionally touching and well written. I will always recommend it.
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Much better than the movie......
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Wonderfully well written.
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I was very young the first time I read this so I thought Id give it another shot. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around, however, the changes that happen to Nettie during her last year or so before she reunites with Celie are not as believable as the other events that take place throughout the story. And though her letters to Celie remain about the same length throughout, the last few somehow feel rushed and not as detailed. With that said, whether in the book or on the big screen, I find it oh so touching when the sisters finally reunite. And I was very pleased with how all of the characters find some inner peace that provides them with the strength to be more accepting of one another and appreciate the small things in life. I cant ever pass by purple flowers or a purple field and not think of Shug, Celie, and Sofia!