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Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
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Jul 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery
Read in July, 2008

The Easy Rawlins books are compulsively readable mysteries. I've always enjoyed the unusual (to this white suburban girl) perspective on recent American history, and if it sometimes seems like Mosley is hitting us over the head with racism, that is only because for most non-white Americans, life hits them over the head with racism every day. My main complaint about the series is that every single woman Easy meets is dying to go to bed with him. All of them. Bad girls, good girls, married women, grandmothers...it makes his angst over the love of his life hard for me to take seriously, because at least once each book, he grants someone's wish. Every woman is assessed in terms of why or why not she is someone Easy will screw. I get tired of it, and keep meaning to stop reading the series, but then a new book comes out, and I know the mystery will be a good one, so I succumb. From the final page of the book, it seems I may no longer need to worry about it, but we'll see.

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