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Gone Fishin'

An Easy Rawlins Novel
Narrated by: Paul Winfield
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the beginning, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander were merely two young men hitting the road. In a "borrowed" 1936 Ford, they head for Pariah, Texas on a mission to retrieve money from Mouse's stepfather so he can marry his EttaMae.

But on their steamy bayou excursion, Mouse chooses murder as a way out, while Easy's past liaison with EttaMae floats precariously in his memory. Easy and Mouse are coming of age - and everything they ever knew about friendship and about themselves is coming apart at the seams.

©1997 Walter Mosley (P)1997, 2017 Dove Audio / Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"A powerfully raw, lyrical coming-of-age story." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Mosley is a master of the time machine!

The early years of Easy and Mouse were as sharp edged as those most readers are familiar with. Get intro to Mama Jo, and the desperation of Raymond “mouse” and the tight wire walk that is Easy Rawlins life from the beginning. Worth the listen save the short erotica segment that always seems out of place to this reader.

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The Introduction

Again, a great Easy Rawlins novel. Not a mystery -- well, not in the truest sense (but you'll see what I mean when you get to the part about Clifton and why Mouse is so interested in him and his love starved girlfriend, Ernestine).

This is a story about the beginnings: Easy's uneasiness around the sour at first Mouse, and for good reason. Their voyage to Pariah. Easy's love of Momma Jo and later his love-sickness. What makes him so thirsty for books and reading and what drew him to California from Houston. It's all there and it's all beautiful.

On to the next one!

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I did not care for this one, but he is still one of my favorite Authors.

I have been reading Walter Mosley’s work since my late teens. I am just getting around to reading the entire Easy Rawlings series in order. As of now this is the only one of the series, or anything else he has written I did not care for. It is out of chronological order, and the story line was kind of strange. A little disappointed, but will be moving on to Bad Boy Brawly Brown. He is still one of my favorite authors, I just wouldn’t recommend this particular book to anyone especially if they are not familiar with his work.

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Love this Character

First, I love Walter Mosley 's Easy Rawlin's series of books. This character is so real and super cool. I started reading the series years ago with a Boo Club I joined. We would hear the book and then get together over dinner and have a deep discussion. It was great. Gone Fishin' has another great story where Easy just happens on more mess to get involved in. I love to listen when I'm on the airplane traveling an let the book totally engulf me. Walter Mosley has a way of bring his books to life and you become part of the story, on the side line looking in. The characters and very interesting and I can usually thing of someone in my life that resembles them. If your looking for a great mystery with a real life story, good characters and many laughs, try any of the books in this series.

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Just Ok

I wanted more from a Walter Mosley book especially a Easy Rawlins story. I try and read all his stuff and this one left Me short.

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