Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

Interesting read. 

Although I'm not sure about rave reviews, it seemed a bit too much like a fairy tale, well maybe not fairy , but still a tale. And the ending.. umm uh uh. Yes given the harsh realities, you like a "happy" ending, but you have to make up your mind, are you talking social issues, then get rid of silly fairy tale endings.
But tale or not, it still hits a chord. Specially the bits about the "god", and the underlying running thread about "control". Its funny, I read a few blog posts just recently about the whole domestic violence thing, and thought, this book was set decades and decades ago, and these blogs talk of things that happened yesterday. The more things change, the more they remain the same, don't they? 

I guess some of these changes won't happen in a few decades, may take a few centuries. 

1 comment:

raindrops said...

I have been meaning to read this one for a while now, just never got to it. Will hopefully read soon and share thoughts with you...

Good to have you back in action :-)