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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
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Mar 06, 2011

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Read from February 23 to March 06, 2011

In his last days of life 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey, mired in dementia, gets an opportunity to regain his sanity and get retribution for the drive-by killing of his beloved grand-nephew. Ptolemy’s flashbacks to his childhood and the words of his mentor, Coydog, fill the story with pithy words of wisdom and humor. Mosley’s description of Ptolemy’s confusion and lack of focus seem scarily real. Ptolemy’s present day lust is a bit unsettling, but overall the story is interesting and focuses on a life, a time, and a place I’m not usually reading about.

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