Search Results: "Walter Mosley"


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WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ingenious and mystical, although readers familiar with fantasy and science fiction will find little new or provocative here. Fans of Mosley's gumshoe noir books (or Blue Light, 1998, his earlier foray into the domain) will certainly wish to investigate."
Moving far from the milieu of Easy Rawlins and Socrates Fortlow (Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 1997, etc.), Mosley offers two novellas in one volume, part of a series entitled Crosstown to Oblivion, the common theme being, "a black man destroys the world." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 2008

Ex-con Socrates Fortlow, the conscience of South Central Los Angeles (Walkin' the Dog, 1999, etc.), returns for another dozen interlinked adventures, most of them revolving around dialogues on tough or taboo subjects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"A guarded, and frequently routine, presentation of a life that might receive a more searching treatment after it ends."
Financial Times literary editor Dalley presents this detailed portrait of the charming and elusive Lady Diana Mosley—highborn society beauty, writer, and fascist. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"For thoughtful readers, the questions posed by the book are well worth pondering."
Two more novellas in one volume, continuing Mosley's Crosstown to Oblivion series (The Gift Of Fire / On The Head Of A Pin, 2012), the common theme being, "a black man destroys the world." Read full book review >

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TWELVE STEPS TOWARD POLITICAL REVELATION by Walter Mosley
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"The author's heart is in the right place, but it's tough to rally the masses when your message seems more likely to appeal to the fringe."
Bestselling novelist Mosley (The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, 2010) offers disenchanted denizens of the 21st century a screed-like guide to casting off the oppressive shackles of modern society. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST TALES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A classic case of overreaching, though one that's often moving and provoking."
Versatile Mosley tells the story of a black man dead before his time who shakes up the divine order by refusing his condemnation to Hell. Read full book review >

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DIABLERIE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Provocative, haunting, satisfyingly inconclusive work from a storyteller of formidable gifts and boundless ambition."
A disturbing chance encounter jolts a New York computer programmer out of his affectless routine and into the turbulent what-next zone in which Mosley's heroes from Easy Rawlins to Fearless Jones have always thrived. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF THE DARK by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Luckily, the clouds obscuring the labyrinthine plot frequently lift to reveal the clarity of Paris's wisdom, as when he observes that kindly Fearless constantly fights only because 'we were poor and we were black and so we either fought or we lost ground.'"
Watts, 1956. Time for another 15 rounds of unsought violence for bookseller Paris Minton and his friend Fearless Jones. Read full book review >

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47 by Walter Mosley
FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2005

"Mostly, however, this is a flawed, didactic exploration of the nature of freedom, juxtaposing the brutality of 19th-century American slavery with the society of a faraway planet where skin color is irrelevant because 'behind all existence there is one great mind.' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Forty-seven is the name and number of a 14-year-old slave working on Master Tobias's Georgia plantation in 1832. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT by Walter Mosley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

In Mosley's boldly understated fable, an unemployed African-American agrees to rent space in his basement to a wealthy white businessman for two months. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003 by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2003

"Not bad, but far from the best—and not even the best anthology to have appeared this year."
The latest BASS, while full of talent, is ultimately an echo of successes past. Read full book review >