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The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
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May 08, 2011

it was amazing
Read from May 08 to 09, 2011

Walter Mosley is one of my favorite authors and this book does not dosappoint.

I will always wish Walter Mosley had stayed in Los Angeles. But I will always read him no matter where he goes. It took me a while to catch on to the Easy Rawlins series. Mosley had set out to do nothing less than teach me about the African American community of Los Angeles. A community I grew up in.

From the point of view of the people who really live the history, the day to day folks whose lives become screaminingly apparent through the eyes of the deep sociologist, psychologist and cultural historian, Easy Rawlins, aka, Walter Mosley.

So we meet Leonid, who at least still carries the memories of Walter Mosley which are an important part of who he is and who his characters are, but now we have a red diaper who got lost along the way, like so many did, and is now deeply in need of some kind of redemption.

But Mosley is one of the greats and he gets all the stars for that --- he has earned them...hard work, good workman NYC plot and characters, working it for all it's worth.

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