Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot... show more
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore." But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process. Millions of men (and no doubt many women) have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts-"do it" on television and computer screens every which way with every combination of partners the mind of man can imagine. But one day an unexpected and thunderous on-set orgasm catches Debbie unawares, and when she returns to the mansion she shares with her husband, insatiable former porn star and "film producer" Theon Pinkney, she discovers that he's died in a case of hot tub electrocution, "auditioning" an aspiring "starlet." Burdened with massive debts that her husband incurred, and which various L.A. heavies want to collect on, Debbie must reckon with a life spent in the peculiar subculture of the pornography industry and her estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up. She's done with porn, but her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide. Debbie . . . is a portrait of a ransacked but resilient soul in search of salvation and a cure for grief.
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, African American
Title: Debbie Doesn't Do It AnymoreAuthor: Walter MosleyPublisher: DoubledayReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: 4Review:"Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore" by Walter Mosley...What is this novel about?"In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator ...
I enjoyed this read, but can't seem to be resolute with my rating. If I rate for enjoyment I would give it 4 stars but if I were to rate on the story itself it would be more of a 3 star rating. Mosley's writing is smooth, as usual, and for that I'd give 4.5 stars. I will have to stew on these for...
So, I had a few problems with this book. Consistency. I'll bring this up in another point I'm about to make but the heroine wasn't consistent. Which is usually a good thing! You want the characters to change to not be what they were when they started off in the beginning of the novel or whateve...
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I'm left feeling conflicted about this book, and I can't say whether I liked it or not. There is nothing wrong with Mosley's prose or his pacing. The exact passage of time is a little difficult to follow, but since we're following the story of someone in a state of emotional shock and turmoil, thi...