Monday, July 24, 2017

Small Afterthought On Walter Mosley's Six Easy Pieces


A quick note on finishing Walter Mosley's Six Easy Pieces about a week ago.

Some of the stories' resolutions as to "who done it" were anticlimactic. The last story, I think it's called Grim Death, not sure, especially.

But the strength or weakness of the resolutions didn't matter to me. 

The portrayal of black life in LA at that time, late fifties to early sixties, is so rich and full and alive, especially with Mouse returned from the grave, so to say, that the stories seem more like good sturdy pegs to on which hang all that fabulous social tapestry. 

I loved the book for that.

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