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January 23, 2010
Spoiler alert: I have just finished Walter Mosley's "Blonde Faith" and am incensed. I loved this book, kept thinking I must reread previous Easy Rawlins books. I love Easy--a thoughtful man of action, an African American in the sixties who fights discrimination without hating or stereotyping whites; he is the least racist character I've encountered in literature. I love his family, the kids he takes into his home--one is Mexican American, the other biracial. Why oh why does Mosley kill off Easy? How will Feather and Jesus bear it? I'm praying Mosley is pulling a Sherlock Holmes and resuscitates Easy!