Walter Mosley has created an iconic character in the form of Easy Rawlins. In 14 novels, Easy has taken us through his life as a Black man in the US and shown us some of the prejudices that he faces.
The beauty of it is that Rawlins is becoming a better man by the tribulations he has faced but life is pretty hard for him, he seems to be very unlucky in long lasting relationships with women.
In the latest book, we are in the decade of free love - the 1960's - and Easy is certainly getting his fair share. In the meantime, he is asked to try and prove the innocence of a young man found standing over the bodies of two dead men. The case leads Easy into myriad forms of danger.
I will be honest, I am fairly blinked when it comes to Walter Mosley, I regard him very highly as a writer. This book was not terrible by any means and I enjoyed it but it wasn't his best work. It flowed as normal with Mosley but just didn't grab me as some of his books have, it just felt like there were too many characters and it was all a little convoluted for my taste.
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