The fact that McGill risked his life to save a girl and hence also the girlfriend of his son seemed a little cliche and a bit stereotypical when it comes to the roles of women. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Well, maybe it was THIS book or perhaps it was because of the arrogant cockiness of the lead character McGill or douchebaggery of it all. One can't assume In Mosley's world that if a character isn't identified as black, brown, Asian, Latino, etc.
Top subscription boxes – right to your door, African American Mystery, Thriller and Suspense, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Classic modern noir - expertly written. As he puts himself in more and more danger for his son, his victim, and the missing girl, he unravels a strange story of corporate corruption. This particular segment in Leonid's story has too many characters but Leonid's mental munchies are worthy of the ink on the page. That's not what I obsess about.
What I do appreciate in PI noir fiction are the oh-so-flawed, worldly wise and worldly worn detective's meditations on urban life, politics, human relations & in some cases, food, music & art (not much of the latter three here). In this tale, he's invited by a shadowy power broker in the mayor's office to look into what happened to I also don't know if it was the actor's voice I didn't like which sounded flat in some parts. Perhaps this is what genre writers do in the dead of night, while staking out a case. It follows up on The Long Fall, a noir novel that introduced Leonid McGill, a New York City-based criminal operative extraordinaire (a fixer-for-hire who frames the innocent and provides alibis for the guilty) who has gone straight. It follows up on The Long Fall, a noir novel that introduced Leonid McGill, a New York City-based criminal operative extraordinaire (a fixer-for-hire who frames the innocent When last we talked about Leonid McGill, I worried that he and his world were too similar to those of the Easy Rawlins mysteries set on the opposite coast and 50 or 60 years prior. This is a classic whodunit mystery following a private detective uncovering a case. 全体的な星の評価と星ごとの割合の内訳を計算するために、単純な平均は使用されません。その代わり、レビューの日時がどれだけ新しいかや、レビューアーがAmazonで商品を購入したかどうかなどが考慮されます。また、レビューを分析して信頼性が検証されます。, さらに、映画もTV番組も見放題。200万曲が聴き放題 His past is darker than Easy's and his viewpoint on life is shaped by the streets he grew up in and his communist father's life lessons.
But perhaps this is simply because I have such high expectations of Mosley based on the earlier series.
Please try your request again later. series that anyone's ever done. As usual from Moseley, the plot is pacy and well-written, and the characters behave in a believable way (most of the time, anyway!). His books have been translated into at least twenty-one languages, and have won numerous awards.
I know it was a mystery and I usually don't read mystery but nothing interested in me and I did not care enough. Walter Mosley (b. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.
I did not particularly enjoy this book. And you hope that he stops beating himself up for his past. There were a few loose ends but I'm thinking the author continues with those story threads in later books. The first Leonid McGill private eye novel was so good, I found myself reaching for the second right away. He’s haunted by harm that he’s caused others in the past and tries in the present to repair whatever damage he can. Leonid is in love with Aura & Katrina, although indicating some desire for a real marriage, seems unable to keep from straying at every opportunity.
He is a man's man, flaws and all, and right there in the throws of midlife. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications. The story is crammed with shady characters and explosive situations and gracefu. Known to Evil is the second book in the series and it is just as good as the first. 1952) is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs. I was wrong. Known to Evil is the second book in the Leonid McGill series, about an African American PI and former crook working in NYC. The second Leonid McGill crime novel. 商品詳細ページを閲覧すると、ここに履歴が表示されます。チェックした商品詳細ページに簡単に戻る事が出来ます。, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Welcome back. He is THAT GOOD. Unable to add item to List. I know that Walter Mosley wrote a novel which was turned into a Spike Lee-directed movie called "Devil in a Blue Dress." But I've wanted to for a while. The guy can do it all. Now that I'm on about the 35th book of his I miss the simpler times when the protagonist didn't have to have a superty-duperty electronic gizmo all handy for every deadly situation. You just want to know what in the world Leonid is going to get pulled into next. So when I saw this audiobook, I said, I should definitely read it. Born in Los Angeles, Mosley lives in New York City.
Did I say Mosley is a genius? As I said in my review of the first book, Mosely's plotting evokes the wonderful Raymond Chandler. Walter Mosley is such a versatile writer. The ending in some ways echoed the ending of the first book in the series. I've long been an avid fan of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series which was set in L.A., and which I think is one of the best and most inventive P.I. You find yourself cheering LT on, knowing he's going to do what is right, not necessarily what is legal. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So when I saw this audiobook, I said, I should definitely read it. An aspect of Mosley's style (or politics)is the attention he pays to the nuances of every character's skin tone. Leonid McGill knows something suspicious is going on as soon as the phone rings—no one calls him at this number. OK. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
But he's a regular customer who strikes up a friendly acquaintance with his waitress and then feels the need to pull all his city hall strings to get her scholarships, jobs, etc? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The fight scenes were described with such arrogance it almost mocked the lead character. Be the first to ask a question about Known to Evil. Known to Evil only partly rewarded my eager anticipation. You feel like you are there with Leonid McGill in every aspect of his life, and if you could have a conversation with him you'd want to know more about his personal life and have a drink and some good food with him. A classic Mosley tale. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. I didn't take any of the story seriously. I also really liked the second volume of the Leonid McGill series. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications. Please try again. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 326 pp. Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. Or ever. Leonid McGill, the new PI in Walter Mosley's novels is way over the top. He does so by keeping to a strict regimen. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 20, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2018. Well, maybe it was THIS book or perhaps it was because of the arrogant cockiness of the lead character McG. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020. I finished listening to the whole story though since I always like to give a story a chance. McGill is trying to function on the sunnier side of the boundary between good and evil (but not alwa. Walter Mosley, I will give your books a second chance but not with this one.
This book is an amazing addition to his new Leonid McGill series and my only complaint was that it was too short. I had none of those concerns here. The contemporary NY setting for this book did not ring true for me at all. I did not particularly enjoy this book.
I'm not much of a plot fancier. I got lost a bit in the plot machinations of Known to Evil (couldn't keep all those corrupt & not so corrupt cops, etc. In the second Leonid McGill mystery, he still walks the virtuous path staked out in The Long Fall when he gets a call. Leonid McGill is becoming one of my favorite characters ever written by any author. Fun reading for a summer weekend on the porch! At the same time, he operates in a world depicted with as much gritty realism and street-corner philosophy as Mosley employs in his other stellar crime novels. I wanted to hurry up and get through the story.
For my money, quite literally, one of the very best authors writing today. So much for being current.
What I do appreciate in PI noir fiction are the oh-so-flawed, worldly wise and worldly worn d. I don't read much genre fiction (an occasional noir or sci fi).
Mosley's writing is masterful, spare, powerful, exciting. I couldn't have started with a better series than Walter Mosley's Leonid McGill books.
To help you sleuth out a new read, we asked five of the season’s hottest... Leonid McGill knows something suspicious is going on as soon as the phone rings—no one calls him at this number. Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2011. Known to Evil is the second book in the Leonid McGill series, about an African American PI and former crook working in NYC. And speaking of cliches, this novel was full of them. Known to Evil is the second book in the Leonid McGill series, about an African American PI and former crook working in NYC.
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All the multiple story lines with the exception of those involving the Herod marriage and love life were tidily tied up. Balding, nearing 50, tired from living without being able to or wanting to stop, even though he knows he's lived a little too hard to keep this up indefinitely. I love this series, will continue to read the rest of it. He knows them all and it seems they know him, and many are out to get him. Leonid’s ex-mistress boyfriend is trying to get Leonid kicked out of his prime office space and Alfonse Rinaldo, powerful controller of City Hall, wants Leonid to find a woman to learn if she is all right and who will not protect Leonid if he got hung-up by the police trying to find the woman. Multiple plots weaving through the book at the same time.
McGill’s hardly pleased, but not especially surprised, when he walks into the middle of a murder scene—and, thanks to his nefarious past, winds up as the NYPD’s prime suspect. The network of contacts he has at his disposal is amazing.
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