Search Results: "Walter Mosley"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FEAR ITSELF by Walter Mosley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2003

"Paris (Fearless Jones, 2001) ends by wrapping up a mystery with perhaps a dozen too many tangles, accepting himself as a killer, and guaranteeing that no matter how well he succeeds in his errands to the powerful and fearsome, he'll never get rich."
Inoffensive bookseller Paris Minton's friend Fearless Jones drags him from the safety of his shop into more trouble—big, big trouble—in 1955 Watts. Read full book review >

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FUTURELAND by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A vivid, exciting and, on the whole, well-executed take on cyberpunk that measures up to the work done 15 years ago by the Gibson and Bruce Sterling—but will Mosley's mystery fans go for them?"
Nine linked stories that continue Mosley's foray into science fiction that began in Blue Light (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SCARLET by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2004

"The real strength of Easy's narrative, though, is his unflinching recognition that in working with the police, he's crossing the same border that's driven his brothers and sisters to violence."
Easy Rawlins sizzles as Watts burns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOWN TO EVIL by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"A rich collection of individual scenes and people as memorable as the tangled plot is forgettable."
An offer he can't refuse leads Leonid McGill (The Long Fall, 2009, etc.) on a grim tour that takes him from New York's executive suites to its lowest dives. Read full book review >

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A RED DEATH by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"This time Mosley earns the acclaim his first novel received."

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE A SILVER BOX by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Food for thought, if not entirely digestible."
After an African-American thug murders a white graduate student jogging in Central Park, the two team up to combat an alien menace in Mosley's (Rose Gold, 2014, etc.) latest science-fiction effort.Read full book review >

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LITTLE GREEN by Walter Mosley
Released: May 14, 2013

"Whether it's the lingering effects of his near-fatal accident or the infusions of Gator's Blood, Easy sounds less like Watts' signature private eye than one of the visionaries from Mosley's Crosstown to Oblivion novellas (Stepping Stone/The Love Machine, 2013, etc.)."
The 1967 Watts riots seem to have slowed down time for Easy Rawlins, who returns only a few weeks after his apparent death at the end of Blonde Faith (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARCOAL JOE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Less cluttered than Rose Gold (2014), though that's not saying much. But then you don't read Mosley for the throughline but for his matchless ability to present mosaic worlds in which even the most minor characters arrive burning with their own unquenchable stories."
Fasten your seat belts. It's time for another simmering tour of Los Angeles, this time in 1968, with Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins serving once more as the unwilling guide. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The elemental recurrence of fear and lust and rage are right out of Easy Rawlins, even if Socrates' story exhibits rather than extends Mosley's range."
Mosley takes a break from his peerless Easy Rawlins series (Gone Fishin', 1997, etc.) for a cycle of non-mystery stories set in the same violent neighborhood of Watts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Even when his rhetoric is trite, however, Mosley is always engaged and engaging."
An eloquent if clichéd essay on black and white Americans' slavery to the economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >