Absolutely. Its careful crafting of plot, character and language take you deep into its moment in history, while maintaining a broad human perspective. It is a detective book fashioned out of literary fabric.
Some boyhood memories can move men.
Mosley is among the most sophisticated writers in America's ongoing quest to formulate its complex narrative of race. Easy Rawlins speaks on many levels, in many voices, tweaking the assumptions of many audiences. Mosley will be on the classics bookshelf forever.
Squarely in the middle
Moe himself is a lovable winner--just the other side of his prime and wise in a way that follows 'wiseguy'.
Generally, the increasing closeness between a man and the son of a lost friend.
Much of the plot seemed contrived and targeted to skewed to puncture the fake artsy world. Almost all of those characters fell flat. Caploe is stronger when he creates real people and leaves satiric cartooning to others.
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