Cinnamon Kiss (Easy Rawlins #10)
Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers him a job that might solve Easy's pro...more
After dealing with the fallout from an external crisis--the LA riots--in the last books, Easy Rawlins must now face another more personal catastrophe: his adopted daughter Feather is extremely ill. The only way to save her may be to send her to an extremely expensive clinic abroad, and Easy is willing to do anything--up to and including murder--to get her the treatment she needs. Desperately searching for a case, he is faced with two alternatives: one, to accept a case from a po...more
Mosley can write, and I have been intending to pick up one of his Easy Rawlins books for ages… and being in LA this past weekend, with the need to purchase something from the local independent bookstore, I settled on this…
Alas, reading most of it on the plane ride back, and finishing the next night, I have to say while he is a very talented writer of the hard-boiled story, and captures vantages and insights, I was somewhat bothered by the, hmmm, overwhelming male p...more
The story was interesting, very noir - but I enjoyed the look through the character's eyes, black as they are, and in that specific time in history. It's worth a read if just to be reminded that it really was like that once (not so long ago), and it probably still IS like that in so...more
Yep, I read them all, or at least all up to book #7 or so.
This one was good, not my favorite mind you, but it was good.
As always, its the scenes between Easy and Jesus and Flower that are some of the best, and what keep you coming back. That and Easy's real job(s).
In 1966 Los Angeles, Easy, trying to raise money to save his adopted daughter, has to choose between helping Mouse pull off the heist of an armored car or taking a case from a man who isn't forthcoming about what and who are involved. The more Ra...more
This is Mosley at his best writing Easy Rawlins at his best, slipping easily between conflicting states, moralising and making judgement of others while not being afraid to expose his own limitations and blind spots, a...more
The penulitmate Easy Rawlins book. Set in 1966, Easy is asked to help find a woman named Cinamon Cargill who, he is told, is in posessions of stolen papers. As is typical in mystery, things are not what they seem, and, as Easy tries to find Cinnamon, he finds his own life in danger.
But this is an Easy Rawlins mystery, and there is much going on other than the mystery. His daughter, Feather, has a blood infection that is often fatal, and his only hope is a Swiss clinic that...more
Unlike Mosley’s critically acclaimed and worldwide success Devil In A Blue Dress, Cinnamon Kiss is a disaster of a book. Follow the link to read the whole review.
Apart from a few spelling mistakes which I noticed in my own copy of the book, the writing was just woeful. The story itself was actually well planned out and was the only thing that kept me reading right until the end. Rawlins is about to take a job with his crazy mate Mouse to make some cash,...more
The Easy Rawlins novels comment sharply on America in the second half of the twentieth century. Though Easy is African-American, both black and white readers have embraced the novels. Devil in a Blue Dress (1990), the first in the series, chronicled post-World War II America; last year's Little Scarlet depicted the Watts Riots. This time, the Summer of Love, antiwar protests, and the nation's growing awareness of civil rights form a convincing backdrop for Easy's divided America. Some parts of t...more
Author: Walter Mosley
I give this book four out of five stars because the plot was extremely interesting, but lacked a certain amount of complexity. It was also pretty cool to read about a detective/crime style book which takes place in our own bay area as well as Los Angeles. Mosley uses very descriptive language and very accurately portrays the black and white tensions of the 1960’s as well as the burdens that come with being a black male in this time...more
The story kept my attention; it was fun to read a mystery set mostly in southern California, since I lived there for a few years. I could have done without details of Easy Rawlins's sex life for sure--they were often gratuitous. Besides the development of the mystery, what I...more
I was standing there in the bookstore, choosing from the startlingly prolific author’s titles, and was convinced to buy this one because it opens with a scene with the scary Mouse (who I still see as being played by Don Cheadle—it’s a shame more Easy Rawlins movies weren’t made with him...more