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Known To Evil (2010)

by Walter Mosley(Favorite Author)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 3
1594487529 (ISBN13: 9781594487521)
Riverhead Hardcover
Leonid McGill
review 1: As always, Walter Mosley's writing is excellent. However, I thought the main story lacked substance. There were too many characters to keep track of, and the handful of plots and subplots weren't as interesting as earlier Walter Mosley novels. I preferred the story with Leonid and his wife and their "strange" current living situation. I also found the interaction with father and son most enjoyable. I wish there was more of it in the book.
review 2: I've not read a lot of noir or neo-noir or detective fiction of any kind. But I've wanted to for a while. I couldn't have started with a better series than Walter Mosley's Leonid McGill books. I've never been to New York City, but Mosley puts me in a version of New York City. It's a nasty, storied, soiled, scary, loa
... morething version of New York. I'm not sure if it exists, and I hope it doesn't, and I admire Leonid McGill for navigating and surviving it. He doesn't thrive. He gets his ass kicked. He's cheated on and cheated. He's deceived and he deceives. McGill is a career criminal who, late in life, thinks better of the life he's led by way of guilt over the lives he's helped destroy. The McGill that Walter Mosley brings us is a man straining for atonement. His efforts to go straight get him into all kinds of bad shit. Great character, great stories, great writer. less
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This ranks in the top three of favorite Walter Mosley novels.
Great book.. Hope to read more the series LT soon.
This was fun. Moseley is always reliable.
I always enjoy Walter Moseley.
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