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Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley
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Jul 29, 09

bookshelves: literary
Read in July, 2009

I have been such a big fan of Mosely's mysteries that I grabbed at this audiobook on the shelf of my local library. Wow, it's like the bastard love child of Richard Wright and Danielle Steele, a series of sappy, cloying, breathless, nearly ridiculous love relationships grafted onto social commentary about how some folks become homeless. A black boy and a white boy grow up and then apart after their parents have an affair. Through a series of plot contrivances and meditations on eternal character flaws worthy of Ayn Rand, Mosely brings them back together. I've been ready to smash the remaining CDs for most of the week, but I made it to the end. I may never read this author again. Really unpleasant, VERY disappointing. I feel like somebody slipped a romance novel into the book jacket of a very favorite mystery writer. I guess that will teach me---you can't judge a book by its cover. Or even its author, sometimes. UGH!
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message 1: by Ami (new) - rated it 2 stars

Ami Wow- you have captured my thoughts exactly. I finished this only thankful that it was over. I cannot believe this was written by Walter Mosely.

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