Thumper Posted June 24, 2010 Report Share Posted June 24, 2010 Hello All, I just finished Walter Mosley's new novel, Known To Evil, the second book in the Lenoid McGill mystery series. I loved it! I know in an earlier thread Crystal wasn't too pleased with it and I'm feeling her on that. I came to the same conclusion about being in mourning from the ending of Mosley's Easy Rawlins series. I did not realize that I was in mourning until I was 3/4 through with The Long Fall. I did not realize how MAD I was at Mosley for that. I know that I did not read any of his books after the last Easy book. What's that old saying about never missing the water til the well runs dry. I wasn't fully conscious that I felt so strongly for those characters and those stories. That notion dawned on me during The Long Fall and Crystal solidified it. Then I knew that I wasn't the only one who felt that way. I have to give it up to Mosley for being the exceptional writer that he is. Because, I'm afraid, Crystal, that Mosley got me hooked again with Lenoid McGill. While the Lenoid McGill mysteries is Mosley's latest serial, there are a few MAJOR similarities to the Easy Rawlins series. First, the central characters are loners with messy relationship issues. Second, Easy and Lenoid are black men who has Daddy abandonment issues. Third, both men are raising children that are not their own. Fourth, both have a DEADLY best friend in the mix. Easy had Mouse. Lenoid has Hush. But, even with these major similarities; Lenoid is completely unique. There is no way anyhone can confuse Lenoid with Easy. The Long Fall and Known to Evil have a completely different vibe from the Rawlins series, starting with the setting of the stories, Lenoid is in the borough of Manhattan. Crystal, it's OK to forgive Mosley. He didn't mean to hurt our feelings like that I'm sure. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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