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Book Review of The Color Purple

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Stunning. I could not put this book down, and ended up reading the entire thing in 6 hours over the course of two days.

This is especially noteworthy because I'd seen the movie a couple times and, while I thought it was fairly good, I didn't love it. Nonetheless, the book and movie can't even compare. The movie dropped several plot points, and increased the sappiness factor exponentially. The book, on the other hand, is moving without being at all sappy--rather it's filled with emotional truth and humor.

Walker is a masterful author. I'd encourage anyone (especially any woman) to read this.