Search Results: "Walter Mosley"


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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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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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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 >

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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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STEPPING STONE / THE LOVE MACHINE by Walter Mosley
Released: April 2, 2013

"Mosley, whose mystery novels (All I Did Was Shoot My Man, 2012, etc.) have won deserved acclaim, is here at his most declamatory, essayistic and oracular."
The creator of Easy Rawlins, whose ambition keeps sending him back to apocalyptic sci-fi scenarios with decidedly mixed results (The Wave, 2006, etc.), presents a pair of visionary novellas mainly designed to provide their characters with occasions to hector each other and the gentle reader with speechifying. Read full book review >

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THE WAVE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Even so, Mosley's third foray into sci-fi (Futureland, 2001, etc.) is as provocative and deeply felt as ever, right down to the enigmatic ending."
The apparent resurrection of his dead father is only the beginning of an unemployed system administrator's fantastic confrontation with forces that could change the destiny of the planet. 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 >

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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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THE LONG FALL by Walter Mosley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2009

"Plotting has never been Mosley's strong point, but McGill, a red-diaper baby, ex-boxer and a man eternally at war with himself, may be his most compelling hero yet."
The creator of Easy Rawlins, Socrates Fortlow and Fearless Jones introduces a new detective struggling to live down his checkered past in present-day New York. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2010

"Borrowing from Faust, the Iliad and Gran Torino, Mosley (Known to Evil, 2010, etc.) unforgettably transforms Ptolemy's cacophony of memories into a powerful symphony that makes him 'into many men from out of all the lives he had lived through the decades.'"
An ancient man living in solitary squalor in Los Angeles is offered an experimental medicine that just might beat back his creeping dementia—and will almost certainly kill him in the process. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATE SON by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Though he doesn't duplicate the austere power of The Man in My Basement (2004), Mosley makes his simple tale gripping through the studied artlessness of his storytelling."
Mosley's latest departure from his Easy Rawlins mysteries (Cinnamon Kiss, 2005, etc.) is a parable about the ineffable bond between two boys—one white, one black—raised as brothers. Read full book review >

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KILLING JOHNNY FRY by Walter Mosley
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An interesting look at a male in midlife crisis. As L says, 'I had come alive. And life hurt.'"
And now for something completely different from Easy Rawlins' prolific creator (Cinnamon Kiss, 2005, etc.), who's branching out into still another genre. Read full book review >