His dog is also an injured being with two front legs only. I found myself rallying for Socrates hoping he would find some relief and happi A rich story in every sense of the word. I found myself rallying for Socrates hoping he would find some relief and happiness with the constant harassment from the police, new landowners, and at work.
Still there are other characters in the story that see the finer parts of the big, strong black man living in poverty of LA.
This is a stark reality look at crime, poverty, prejudices, and much more in this colorful poignant story. Walter Mosley is a brilliant author! A must read. The Skye in June This is Walter Mosely's second of three novels about Socrates Fortlow, an African-American ex-con killer infected with rage and probably bipolar disorder. He faces the world with his fists up, but as we watch, he gets under our skin. Mosely gives him dimension and lets us meet his friends and enemies, and the boy he looks after.
Socrates struggles with his reactionary nature: he doesn't think his life can ever be smooth, but he asks himself Big Questions and he dreams. We see his intelligence This is Walter Mosely's second of three novels about Socrates Fortlow, an African-American ex-con killer infected with rage and probably bipolar disorder.
We see his intelligence and heart as we watch him test his ability to make better choices. Mosely brings Socrates to life and lets us see the world through a lens most of us will never experience, while he shows us that, in fundamental ways, Socrates is really not so very different from you or me. Feb 20, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: audio-book. In book 2 of the Socrates Fortlow series, about an ex-con of the same name he adopts a stray dog.
The new owner creates a place for the pet to run in a DIY harness for this kind of handicapped animal. Killer is left at home while the former prisoner commits murders in the course of a normal day. I love the writing of Walter Mosley. I was in a state of apprehension throughout this entire book.
I worried so much about something bad happening to Socrates that it was always a relief to get through a chapter where it didn't happen. I was grateful that many times after Socrates found himself in some legal or other trouble that Mr. Mosley inserted something like "as Socrates told Darryl two days later" to foreshadow the outcome.
I could breathe again once I had read that. I sometimes wonder ho I love the writing of Walter Mosley. I sometimes wonder how I can become so engaged with his characters when they and I have nothing in common, when I can only know of their background, moral strife and life experiences through the written word, when I have never stepped into the world, minds or bodies that they inhabit.
It is a testament to Mosley's writing of which pages of it was not enough in this case. Sep 30, Daniel Polansky added it Shelves: fiction. There are a couple of clunkers, but basically this is some really weird, well-written, insightful noir. Sep 26, Ero rated it it was amazing Shelves: from-liberry. Pretty spectacular. Mosley's writing style sometimes seems like he's talking to fifth-graders.
He repeats things that seem like they could be inferred. He has the characters monologue in ways that seem like they should be irritating. And he's always just a step away from hard-boiled cliche. But it's a really really really big step. And he does some subtle things with the insides of men's minds-- specifically black men's, and in this book, the mind of a brilliant but tormented ex-con who's filled Pretty spectacular. And he does some subtle things with the insides of men's minds-- specifically black men's, and in this book, the mind of a brilliant but tormented ex-con who's filled with rage-- but some of it is pretty universal-- that seem realer than real.
He's working at painting something very ambitious and every book is another brushstroke. And when he's on, he's really on. Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.
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