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Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12 | [Walter Mosley]

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12

We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.
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Publisher's Summary

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress - a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright - he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip.

We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

©2013 Walter Mosley (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"In 2007’s Blonde Faith, set in 1967, Easy Rawlins drove drunkenly off a cliff in what his creator indicated was likely his last appearance. Now, after two months of sliding in and out of consciousness, Easy begins the long journey back to the living, in Mosley’s superb 12th mystery featuring his iconic sleuth.... If there were an Edgar for best comeback player, Easy Rawlins would be a shoo-in." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kim 07-16-13
    Kim 07-16-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Mosley and EZ - Older, wiser, better than ever."

    Walter Mosley's sweet, streetwise Easy Rawlins detective was last seen drunkenly plummeting from Highway 1 into presumed oblivion. Readers have waited six years to find out that Easy survived, weakened in body, but with the same universal wisdom.

    He emerges into a California summer just beginning to feel the sexual and political and moral changes that would form a chain reaction of protest movements and liberal thought, and conservative reaction. Easy, of course, has a mission, which also naturally involves beautiful women, narrow escapes, corpses,slugfests, mystery and musings.

    Walter Mosley writes like an angel, effortlessly mixing political commentary with wry humanist observations, and a fast moving storyline.

    Michael Boatman narrates the story flawlessly, bringing to life Mosley's diverse cast of characters of all ages, races, and both genders.

    A very worthwhile and entertaining read, and much more than "just a murder mystery".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip 12-04-13
    Phillip 12-04-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Resurrection is painful but Easy is no Zombie!"
    Where does Little Green rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Little Green to and why?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Mouse carrying Easy up the cliff and the return of Bonnie were significant moments for me.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betty Massena, NY, United States 08-30-13
    Betty Massena, NY, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Excruciatingly sloooooooow"
    What would have made Little Green better?

    Don't know if it's the writing or the narration but this book moves at a sub snails pace.


    What could Walter Mosley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get on with it.


    What didn’t you like about Michael Boatman’s performance?

    Waaaaay to slow.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been a fan of Walter Mosley and have listened to and read the whole series so I'm terribly disappointed and frustrated to be gritting my teeth as I listen to this. Some good scenes but are they worth the pain?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa danville, va 07-21-13
    Lisa danville, va 07-21-13 Member Since 2013

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    "nice road trip listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would recommend this book to friends b/c it had a great story line and it kept you engaged and it had some funny lines.my favo


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    my favorite character was Easy Rawlins. b/c he was he was the main chararcter and he was telling the story from his prospective.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was the first time I had listened to a book read by him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the tag line would be "what am i gonna do come steal her shit and stand around with my thumb up my ass" (Easy Rawlins)


    Any additional comments?

    I am currently listening to Walter Mosley White Butterfly which is proving to be a really good book as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States 06-14-13
    Linda FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "My man is alive!"
    Where does Little Green rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Walter Mosley thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing Easy back even if this is the final book. I was half in love with Easy Rawlings and afraid of Mouse! I never thought Bonnie would be back! This is among my top 10 books!


    What other book might you compare Little Green to and why?

    The late L.A. Banks wrote books that mesmerized me also. Larry Correira's Monster Hunter's books and Kim Harrison's Hollows series kept me fascinated!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love his voice! He is fabulous. I know Walter Mosley has to be happy with this performance! All the books in the series! He was just as good as Denzel Washington in the movie!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He came back from the dead! So happy he didn't die and his promise to tell Feather all about her mother was touching!


    Any additional comments?

    Walter Mosley you are a magnificent writer!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna NEW YORK, NY, United States 06-05-13
    Anna NEW YORK, NY, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Incredibly repetive and boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More of a plot and less ranting on race over and over. Most of us from the 60s have grown up and gone beyond this.


    Has Little Green turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not to other books in genre but to Mosley's future books


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    narrator did an ok job


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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