Alice Walker


she is a fascinating writer and i give her props on everything she writes

>>By hewlett   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 01:33)

Does anyone have comments about the differences between the book and the movie of color purple?

>>By stcrazyht   (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 15:15)

I think that in the book the releationship between Shug and celie is explored more as a lesbian releationship whereas in the film its just more of a friendship...I also think that the character of Mister _____ was portryaed more as a block character in the film as far as I can remember in the book they showed more of his human side... anyone else got any thoughts.

It is an excelletn book I deffinatley recommend it.

>>By frozen   (Saturday, 31 Jul 2004 16:33)

obviously, if all you can find to discuss about Alice Walker is "The Color Purple", then you really haven't discovered her at all. half the time in these discussions I feel like a cheaper version of Cliff Notes. Try "Posessing the Secret of Joy"., or " The Temple of my familiar", then write back something more than a sophmore college essay question.

>>By willwrite   (Saturday, 14 Aug 2004 07:39)

By the way, "By the light of my father's smile" was without question on of the most troubling, comforting, maturing book I ever read. And I read a lot of books.

>>By willwrite   (Saturday, 14 Aug 2004 07:41)

willwrite, I must think that you really aren't very educated at all to write something as negative as you did here. I don't see the problem with people writing about the Color Purple. At least their writing about Alice Walker at all. I guess I can understand your frustration, but still. What's wrong with people wanting to discuss the Color Purple. It's one of the greatest books (and movies) ever. However, I do agree with you. Everything I've ever read by Alice Walker seems to make me feel more spiritually mature.

>>By jason_broccoli   (Thursday, 26 Aug 2004 05:04)

jason_broccoli, I loved "The Color Purple" as I have loved all of Alice Walker"s books. She is the black Joyce Carol Oates. She has an amazing wealth of knowledge as far as character development and engrosses the true reader in her books. I just wonder how many of the people who write these questions have actually read the author's works, and how many need quick information for papers. I hate to see people deny themselves the joy of discovering a truly great book. I'm probably not very educated by whatever standards you use, I learned to read at age 3,
and reading has been my joy, my solace, my constant companion now for 53 years. Does education make one literate? You could have fooled me. willwrite

>>By willwrite   (Thursday, 26 Aug 2004 05:16)

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