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by Walter Mosley

Blonde Faith epub ebook

Author: Walter Mosley
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co (2009)
ISBN: 0753823446
ISBN13: 978-0753823446
Rating: 4.6
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black.

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He's old shoe comfort, easy like Sunday morning, and a good mix of thoughtful and tough. His courage makes sense and his honor is admirable.

Blonde Faith Audiobook by Walter Mosley. Easy's investigation brings him to a blonde woman, Faith Laneer, whose past is as dark as her beauty is bright. As Easy begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that Black's dissappearance has its roots in Vietnam, and that Faith might be in a world of danger.

That was Flower’s idea. You come in the middle of the night, beat up or sweating hard, she’d said. Keep some clothes here. We were holding hands while Primo sat in a chair in the middle of the lawn, drinking beer. It is God’s house, she said. AS I DONNED my light brown two-piece, I thought about what she had said. I didn’t go to church or get chills when the Gospel was quoted. But I did believe that that house was beyond anyone’s control.

308 pp. Little, Brown & Company.

Walter Mosley is the author of more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books, including the now classic Easy Rawlins mystery series. The winner of an O. HENRY AWARD, a GRAMMY, and PEN AMERICA'S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, he lives in New York City.

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In "Karma," Walter Mosley tells us the story of the moment McGill decided to. .

In "Karma," Walter Mosley tells us the story of the moment McGill decided to change his ways, when a seemingly classic femme fatale forced him to confront the reality of his life of corruption and betrayal. When his cousin Ulysses S. Grant IV comes knocking, Paris Minton would rather keep the door shut, because "Useless" is a snake who brings bad luck wherever he goes. Advance Praise for LITTLE GREEN: In 2007’s Blonde Faith, set in 1967, Easy Rawlins drove drunkenly off a cliff in what his creator indicated was likely his last appearance.

Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that the ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems. The love of his life is marrying another man and his friend Mouse is wanted for the murder of a father of 12. As he's searching for a clue to Christmas Black's whereabouts, two suspicious MPs hire him to find his friend Black on behalf of the U.S. Army. Easy's investigation brings him to Faith Laneer, a blonde woman with a dark past. As Easy begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that Black's dissappearance has its roots in Vietnam, and that Faith might be in a world of danger.
Reviews (7)
Mosley's Easy Rawlins stories have a noir element to them, but the fact that the protagonist is African-American lends a very different feel and tenor to them. _Blonde Faith_ is a complex case: Christmas Black (from the previous Rawlins mystery, _Cinnamon Kiss_) has dropped off at his daughter, Easter with Easy's family - Christmas has gone to ground, and his life and family may be in danger. Similarly, Easy's deadly side-kick, Mouse is missing - accused by the police of murder. Rawlins, ever the steadfast friend and guardian, needs to know why.

The story is a tangled one, as Christmas' disappearance may have ties to drug smuggling and his past service in Vietnam; Mouse, while a stone-cold killer, apparently did not commit the crime the police are desperately wanting him for - and the further Easy digs into the discovering the whereabouts of his friends, the more danger he - and his family - come in to. While the plot is a joy to unravel, the real strength of the book is Mosley's social commentary.

Set in later 1967, the racial tensions following the Watts riots are still papalble in L.A., and its aftereffects are changing the demographics of the city as it voluntarily becomes more segregated even as mutual suspicions grow deeper and more pronounced. But it is also the age of the civil rights movement, as whites gradually begin to recognize age-old disparities and African-Americans are empowered. Mosley writes, "Every day in the late sixties was like a new day. From hippies to a war America couldn't win. There were black people rioting for their rights and getting somewhere with it; Playboy clubs and good jobs; black sports heroes and French millionaires hobnobbing with the likes of me and Jackson Blue."

Were I to evaluate the book solely on its merits as noir mystery, I would give it 4 stars. But the underlying social context and the way in which Mosley creates a setting - and reminds (or shows) readers what its like to walk through 1967 L.A. as a black man warrants a fifth star. Another scene shows these changes when Mosley writes,

"How do you do it?" he asked me.
"I'm a white man," he said. "An Aryan. I golf, I belong to a men's club. My parents came to America in order to be free and share in democracy, but ten minutes with you and I've had arguments with four people about their bigotry. If that's what I face in ten minutes, what must life be like for you twenty-four hours a day?"
"Ten years ago I didn't have it so bad," I said.
"Things have gotten worse?"
"In a way. Ten years ago you wouldn't have been able to seat me. Ten years ago I wouldn't have been in this neighborhood. Slavery and what came after are deep wounds, Hans. And, you know, healing hurts like hell."
They ugly restauranteur sat back and stared at me. He shook his head and frowned. "How can you be so calm about it?" he asked.
"Because the other choice would kill me and a dozen other folks don't know the difference between a fellow citizen and an imminent threat."

If you are unfamiliar with Walter Mosley - and especially his Easy Rawlins noir, I recommend it - not only for the plot, but especially for the strong commentary.

I was so excited to buy this book. Walter Mosley has been a favorite of mine for many years now. This book arrived very quick and was well packaged. I bought the book used, but it looks brand new. Okay now on to the book...I don't like it at all. The book is filled with all the visual textures of all of Mosley's books. The way this author uses words to create the taste and smell of the characters is second to none, but I found it all to be a jumble of too many tastes and textures. The book begins with Easy Rawlins in great mental distress over the ending of his relationship with Bonnie Shay, his long time lover and best friend. I can honestly tell you I felt all the pain in Easy's heart and mind. I think anyone who breaths has been in that state before. The problem is this is a book and you need a good story to keep you interested in the characters and the plot itself. The gist of the so called main story is Easy is hurting deeply, and he comes home after being out on another case, to find the child of Christmas Black in his house. Easter Dawn has no idea where her daddy is, so Easy goes to look for Christmas, and finds a slightly confusing and underwhelming mystery. The part b to the main plot is the police want Mouse dead buried and forgotten because they believe he is responsible for the death of one of his friends Pericles Tarr. This turns out not to be the case, but man it takes forever and three days to arrive at the truth. Along the way Easy finds some sort of love with the namesake of this book, as well as flirting with another woman, but his feelings for Bonnie Shay are ever present. Towards the end of the book Easy does find Christmas Black and of course Mouse but the meandering pace of this story is not pleasant, and neither is the ending. Mosley does keep the characters true to themselves, but this is a book and you need an interesting story at a fast enough pace to keep the story fresh and flowing and for me personally this Easy Rawlins book did none of the above.

I have read several of Walter Mosley's books and I actually bought this one my mistake. Mistake or otherwise, I was looking forward to the read when I downloaded it to my Kindle because none of the others I had read had ever disappointed me. In this one, I found all of the good features of his other books. Some of the scenes were beautifully, heartbreakingly, well written. The scenes depicting race relations in LA after the riots were really piercing. At other times, however, Mosley seemed to be going through the motions of getting from one good part to another. It seems like there wasn't enough plot to fill a whole book so Mosley just wrote a few pages of filler to pad the thing out. It did not flow naturally as his other books had. The sex scenes were good and relatively (this is a detective novel after all) believable, but the fawning over true love Bonnie, just didn't make it.
Still, we have Easy Rowlings (an engaging character) and the usual stable of reliable side kicks. Even though this wasn't Mosley at his best, it is still better than a lot of books in the genre' and well worth reading.

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