I have listened to over 300 books. Easy Rawlins mysteries remain one of my favorite detective genre characters. Walter Mosley is masterful in providing a strong sense of the political, social and cultural environment in which his characters exist. You can feel, smell and touch the era and the tensions of the day. This resurrection of the character is not as flowing as most of the books in the series, but I am awash in thankfulness for the return of Easy Rawlins.
Little Green is more of a patchwork of devices and elements from other Easy Rawlins stories. It is clear the author is exploring what life is left in the character.
The narrator improved as the book progressed. It felt like the narrator had lost his feel for the character at the beginning of the book but as he became reacquainted through his many takes his familiarity with the terrain, neighborhoods and characters began to return and it began to sound not so much like a reading but instead, the telling of a familiar story.
Mouse carrying Easy up the cliff and the return of Bonnie were significant moments for me.
The political social commentary built into the fabric of this series remains spellbinding for me. The characters remain illuminated by their humanity and ability to cope with all obstacles in 60's-70's AMERIKA!
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