Sunday, December 09, 2007

Reynolds Price and Walter Mosley

They don't have much in common, but I read Fear Itself (a mystery) and Noble Norfleet (pretty incomprehensible)... I'm not a big mystery reader, but Fear Itself is an interesting portrait of Los Angeles in the 1950s (from an African American perspective), and since it is where I went to visit my grandmother on vacation in summers, I get an appropriate feeling of nostalgia when Doheney is named in a book... Noble Norfleet... the writing careens about, and the story never really gels... interesting but hard to recommend.

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