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The Long Fall (edition 2009)

by Walter Mosley

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Title:The Long Fall
Authors:Walter Mosley
Info:Riverhead Hardcover (no date), Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:Read in 2009, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fiction, Mystery, Race Relations, New York City, ARC, @T, 999 Challenge, 2009

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Almost seemed like a missing Robert B. Parker book. The main character, an ex-boxer with his on moral creed and and criminal characters he can call on for help, just screamed Spenser. These things didn't distract from the book which was very well written. I had read one other Mosley book in the Easy Rawlins series, but found this book much more enjoyable, maybe because the story was set in current time instead of in the late 40s/early 50s. ( )
  bjkelley | Feb 8, 2014 |
Mosley introduces Leonid McGill, another of his superbly-named, reflective characters seeking honor amid the necessary compromises of brutish circumstances. An excellent start to what I hope is many stories of this NYC PI. ( )
  steve.clason | Jun 25, 2013 |
Walter Mosely has written a "noir" crime novel that conforms to the conventions of the form. His protagonist is very conscious of being a black man in contemporary America, and very conscious of his history of living and working in the grey area where good and evil shade each other, but he is truly a hero, one who tries throughout to do the right thing and often succeeds. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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. ( )
  honoliipali | Jan 3, 2013 |
I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Leonid McGill, a formerly-dirty-but-now-trying-his-best-to-stay-straight private investigator. He has a loveless marriage but a son he adores, though he's not his biological father; a tempting former lover; a cop determined to put him behind bars, though they've developed an unlikely friendship; old associates dragging his name through the mud; and a dreaded serial killer who owes him a favor. Despite all this craziness, Leonid is fallible and likable, and walking the thin line between what is legal and what is right. ( )
  tulikangaroo | May 30, 2012 |
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Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, tries to put his past life behind him. But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl.… (more)

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