A Novel

Book - 2008
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Enjoying a precarious sober life balancing family duties with his relationship with a patient mistress, Ben finds his years of alcoholism catching up with him when he encounters a woman with knowledge of a significant event from his past that Ben cannot remember.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596913974
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOSLEY
Characteristics: 180 p.


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Mosley writes a graphic and engaging thriller. His style is equally earthy and literary, and he uses it to transport you into a world that is familiar, but with exotic elements. The thriller ultimately gives way to a more interesting voyage of self-discovery that elevates the story above its genre.

Oct 13, 2012

Lots of phallocentric sex...the hero is well developed, but the women are two-dimensional cartoons of film noir sluts...I was disappointed, but I finished reading it to find out "who done it?"

Jun 13, 2012

Disappointing for a Mosley fiction. The characters were a collection of moral misfits that did not quite fit in the society norm or fringe. The ending made as much sense as "to be continued" of a novel in mho.

carrilis Nov 28, 2011

From the perspective of a huge Mosley fan, this was not one of his best, nor one of my favorites. Still has his trademark character personalities, just a little too much sex for the story (and I'm not being prudish about it). An good mystery read if you don't mind the R or X rated passages.

May 15, 2011

An intriguing tale that kept me guessing and hoping for the main character's innocence, even though he is not 100% likeable.


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