RARA-AVIS: Re: Walter Mosley

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Oct 2008

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    <bustedflushpress@...> wrote:
    >>My favorite Mosley hero is Socrates Fortlow. Crime fiction doesn't
    feature enough strong elderly characters, that is, without them being in cozies and playing bridge, knitting, or other such "golden years" activities. The character is so original... Socrates has been released from prison for a crime he DID commit, and is now finding it difficult to find a job... he's such a noble figure and one of my all-time favorite crime-fiction heroes.<<

    Fortlow is a great favorite of mine, too. Perfectly developed character, tough, tender, likable, and very much a creature of his city. I would say that with Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Mosley reached his classicism.



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