Walter Mosley | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

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Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

SOURCE: Review of The Man in My Basement, by Walter Mosley. Publishers Weekly 250, no. 50 (15 December 2003): 54.

In the following review, the critic commends Mosley's accomplishment with The Man in My Basement, asserting that Mosley “again demonstrates his superior ability to tackle virtually any prose form.”

Even in his genre fiction, which includes mysteries (the Easy Rawlins, Fearless Jones and Socrates Fortlaw series) and SF (Blue Light, etc.), Mosley has not been content simply to spin an engrossing action story but has sought to explore larger themes as well. In this stand-alone literary tale, [The Man in My Basement,] themes are in the forefront as Mosley abandons action in favor of a volatile, sometimes unspoken dialogue between Charles Blakey and Anniston Bennet. Blakey, descended from a line of free blacks reaching back into 17th-century America, lives alone in the...

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