The Long Fall: The First Leonid McGill Mystery
Publish date: March 24th 2009
Publisher: New American Library
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I discovered Easy Rawlins a few years back and grew to like Walter Mosley. I moved on to his Fearless Jones series, although the character I liked the best in those books was Fearless' friend, Paris Minton. So anyway, I figured I'd check out the Leonid McGill series. This is the first of them. I'll ...
Each time I read a Walter Mosley book--which isn't very often--I wonder to myself why I don't read every Walter Mosley book. Each one I've read is a beautiful, violent gem. In simple, unflinching, often poetic language Mosely writes hard-boiled detective fiction like no one writing today. The Lon...
I had a somewhat difficult time staying with the story. The characters, of which there are many, were not that interesting to me. The writing, at times, is witty and interesting just not enough to overcome the mediocre plot. It is an OK read.
Mosley introduces here PI Leonid McGill, a short, broad, and boxer-tough black fifty-something, who, after a back-story crisis, is trying to lighten the shade of his moral ambiguity, and is easy to root for. He has a few laughs tossing out character names like Norman Fell and Thom Watson. There are...