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Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley
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Aug 18, 10

it was ok
Read from August 02 to 17, 2010

Mosley can't seem to decide whether he wants to write slice-of-life drama or noir, so he splits the difference and gives us a hybrid. But what results is something too meandering and lacking momentum to be an effective mystery, and too tied to genre conventions to stand as social observance. Mosley loves his characters, there's no doubt about that; he has a deep love for them. But his ability to walk the line between these two styles and successfully merge them together appears to slipping with each subsequent effort. The early Easy Rawlins novels still remain the best of his work.
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