How did you feel about Lily's relationship with Zach? Personally I found it unnecessary to the plot.... I wondered what the appeal for Zach was in the relationship, especially as it would be dangerous for him. Lily would not be the easiest person to get on with, I would imagine!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
So as not to spoil the ending for those who are still going, I will post the question in the comments page....
Posted by PJ at 12:57 PM
What do you think is the significance of bees in the story? How do you think the secret life of bees relates to Lily's own life?
Posted by PJ at 12:55 PM
How did you feel about the handling of race issues and the civil rights movement in the book? How did you find the portrayal of Rosaleen? (Personally I found it a bit cliched). Why would she spit on the white men's shoes when she was fully aware of what the consequences could be?
Posted by PJ at 12:43 PM
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I really liked the use of May's wall, especially the ending where Lily reinvents the purpose of the wall. I thought it was interesting to see the progression through Lily to a meaning other than alleviating grief and sorrow.
Posted by Nic at 7:28 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
Has anyone read the book and seen the film? I haven't seen it yet, did it measure up? I like the look of the cast.
Posted by Nic at 6:33 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I've been reading some of Sue Monk Kidd's interviews about the Secret Life of Bees online and they were mostly along the same lines, but this one struck me as particularly interesting. The interviewer is from a religious publication or website (not sure which) and the focal point of the interview was the black madonna. I read the Secret Life of Bees years ago and am halfway through rereading it and, despite the importance of the black madonna, it never struck me as a particularly religious book, so this article put an entirely new slant on the book for me. I'll be interested to see what I pick up this time around.
Posted by Nic at 10:21 PM