Monday, May 21, 2007

The All night reading chronicles

THE FOLLOING TALE IS AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARK BEY






Last century way back in the mid 1990's I became aware of the work of Walter Mosley. I remember purchasing A Devil in a Blue Dress with great reservation. You see, I didnt like mysteries and Devil in a Blue dress was a mystery. I didnt want to buy a book I wouldnt like but my interest had been sparked by Walter Mosley himself from a reading he gave of his latest book a few days before at at Vertigo Books in Washington DC.


Anyway when I got home I opened the book and found it was a very exciting fast paced book. It was also a fast reading book which is probably the reason I stayed up most of the night reading it. A devil in A blue dress was an excellent book and I smashed it in about 3 days after that I was a Walter Mosley fan forever. I read most of his EZ Rawlins series and I imenesley enjyoyed the movie alwawys out numbured always out gunned starring Larry Fishburn, Natalie Cole and Isaih Washington and many other great black actors. He has also written some science fiction but I cant really feel his science fiction material anyway I have to give credit to Walter Mosley for exposing me to mystery novels.

6 comments:

dc_speaks said...

i try to not look at any specific genre of books.

if the book grabs my attention , then I'll give it a shot.

cool post and I Like his work too.
"Last century way back in the mid 1990's"...that's funny

Bygbaby said...

I love The EZ Rawlins series! I was first introduced to Mosley when I read "RL's Dream" back in 97, my then girlfriend now wife gave it to me as a gift. I loved that book & RL reminded me of me & my dad. It was a good read. Check it out if you have not already.

My favorite Mosley mysteries are "Black Betty" & "A Little Yellow Dog".

These books are a quick read & a nice escape back to the 50's in Cali.

Great throw back!
Bygbaby

JustMeWriting said...

It's not surprise that I've never read anything from him, but I am a fan (movie wise). I'm going to have to make it my business to check out his books though. thanks for the heads up.

mark said...

" My favorite Mosley mysteries are "Black Betty" & "A Little Yellow Dog"."

mark bey: Black Betty was very good and a little yellow dog were very good. Oh and big baby I copped that bottle of Kendall Jackson Chardonay.

mark said...

" if the book grabs my attention , then I'll give it a shot."

mark bey: Im with you on that point but I have never ventured into romance or science fiction.

I dont know if I can go thier.

mark said...

" I'm going to have to make it my business to check out his books though. thanks for the heads up."

mark bey: I think you will enjoy his books because they read lightning quick.