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    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk crime committed in the vicinity, a scapegoat of near biblical proportionsThe police always came They came when a grocery store was robbed or a child was mugged They came for every dead body with questions and insinuations Sometimes they took him off to jail They had searched his house and given him a ticket for not having a license for his two legged dog They dropped by on a whim at times just in case he had done something that even they couldn t suspect Yet Socrates is no poster child for racial victimization Why Because Mosley never soft pedals the fact that he is, or was, a murderer He was a bad man, we are assured at one point He had done awful things Deprived of any sort of sentimental pulpit, Socrates makes his moral determinations on the fly Should he admit that he killed a mugger in self defense Can he force his adopted son Darryl to stay in school Should he murder a corrupt cop who s terrorized his entire neighborhood His answers are consistently surprising, and that fact combined with the author s shrewd, no nonsense prose should make every reader long for Mosley s next excursion into the Socratic methodJames Marcus."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 370 pages
  • Walkin' the Dog
  • Walter Mosley
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 0783889615

10 thoughts on “Walkin' the Dog

  1. Malum Malum says:

    Another fantastic collection of Socrates Fortlow stories, with not a single dud in the bunch Mosley also goes a bit darker in this volume if that s even possible Where the first volume felt like stories of hard redemption, this volume was full of stories of Socrates just getting the literal and metaphorical crap kicked out of him It s also interesting and troubling that this volume was written around the turn of the century, takes place in the mid 90s, and yet isrelevant than ever w Another fantastic collection of Socrates Fortlow stories, with not a single dud in the bunch Mosley also goes a bit darker in this volume if that s even possible Where the first volume felt like stories of hard redemption, this volume was full of stories of Socrates just getting the literal and metaphorical crap kicked out of him It s also interesting and troubling that this volume was written around the turn of the century, takes place in the mid 90s, and yet isrelevant than ever with its stories of trigger happy cops and societal injustice


  2. Marcus Lyons Marcus Lyons says:

    Another brilliant offering by Mosley Calling him a jazz musician is wonderfully correct, and his talent as a riff master is on full display in Walkin the Dog, his second offering to feature angry and wise Socrates Fortlow Mosley is adept at getting the scenes set and just enough information across to the reader to allow them to be pulled along, invested in each charaters life Would give thisthan 5 stars if possible Each new book I get to read leaves me breathless but thinking for d Another brilliant offering by Mosley Calling him a jazz musician is wonderfully correct, and his talent as a riff master is on full display in Walkin the Dog, his second offering to feature angry and wise Socrates Fortlow Mosley is adept at getting the scenes set and just enough information across to the reader to allow them to be pulled along, invested in each charaters life Would give thisthan 5 stars if possible Each new book I get to read leaves me breathless but thinking for days about the story and its message


  3. June Ahern June Ahern says:

    A rich story in every sense of the word This is my first read by author Walter Mosley but will not be my last The challenges, pain and social sigma of a man who has been in prison for many years and how he must learn to function within the free world again The man is a most magnificent character named Socrates Fortlow He is pained, isolated and defensive His dog is also an injured being with two front legs only I found myself rallying for Socrates hoping he would find some relief and happi A rich story in every sense of the word This is my first read by author Walter Mosley but will not be my last The challenges, pain and social sigma of a man who has been in prison for many years and how he must learn to function within the free world again The man is a most magnificent character named Socrates Fortlow He is pained, isolated and defensive His dog is also an injured being with two front legs only I found myself rallying for Socrates hoping he would find some relief and happiness with the constant harassment from the police, new landowners, and at work Still there are other characters in the story that see the finer parts of the big, strong black man living in poverty of LA This is a stark reality look at crime, poverty, prejudices, and muchin this colorful poignant story Walter Mosley is a brilliant author A must read The Skye in June


  4. Lainie Lainie says:

    This is Walter Mosely s second of three novels about Socrates Fortlow, an African American ex con killer infected with rage and probably bipolar disorder He faces the world with his fists up, but as we watch, he gets under our skin Mosely gives him dimension and lets us meet his friends and enemies, and the boy he looks after Socrates struggles with his reactionary nature he doesn t think his life can ever be smooth, but he asks himself Big Questions and he dreams We see his intelligence This is Walter Mosely s second of three novels about Socrates Fortlow, an African American ex con killer infected with rage and probably bipolar disorder He faces the world with his fists up, but as we watch, he gets under our skin Mosely gives him dimension and lets us meet his friends and enemies, and the boy he looks after Socrates struggles with his reactionary nature he doesn t think his life can ever be smooth, but he asks himself Big Questions and he dreams We see his intelligence and heart as we watch him test his ability to make better choices Mosely brings Socrates to life and lets us see the world through a lens most of us will never experience, while he shows us that, in fundamental ways, Socrates is really not so very different from you or me Recommended


  5. Brian Brian says:

    In book 2 of the Socrates Fortlow series, about an ex con of the same name he adopts a stray dog The new owner creates a place for the pet to run in a DIY harness for this kind of handicapped animal Killer is left at home while the former prisoner commits murders in the course of a normal day Walkin the Dog, by Walter Mosley is exciting because it chronicles the black lives in Watts, a violence ridden neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.


  6. Helaine Helaine says:

    I love the writing of Walter Mosley I was in a state of apprehension throughout this entire book I worried so much about something bad happening to Socrates that it was always a relief to get through a chapter where it didn t happen I was grateful that many times after Socrates found himself in some legal or other trouble that Mr Mosley inserted something like as Socrates told Darryl two days later to foreshadow the outcome I could breathe again once I had read that I sometimes wonder ho I love the writing of Walter Mosley I was in a state of apprehension throughout this entire book I worried so much about something bad happening to Socrates that it was always a relief to get through a chapter where it didn t happen I was grateful that many times after Socrates found himself in some legal or other trouble that Mr Mosley inserted something like as Socrates told Darryl two days later to foreshadow the outcome I could breathe again once I had read that I sometimes wonder how I can become so engaged with his characters when they and I have nothing in common, when I can only know of their background, moral strife and life experiences through the written word, when I have never stepped into the world, minds or bodies that they inhabit It is a testament to Mosley s writing of which 168 pages of it was not enough in this case


  7. Daniel Polansky Daniel Polansky says:

    More episodes in the life of Mosley s ex con philosopher, struggling to adjust his savage temper and bitter moral sense to a corrupt America There are a couple of clunkers, but basically this is some really weird, well written, insightful noir.


  8. Ero Ero says:

    Pretty spectacular Mosley s writing style sometimes seems like he s talking to fifth graders He repeats things that seem like they could be inferred He has the characters monologue in ways that seem like they should be irritating And he s always just a step away from hard boiled cliche But it s a really really really big step And he does some subtle things with the insides of men s minds specifically black men s, and in this book, the mind of a brilliant but tormented ex con who s filled Pretty spectacular Mosley s writing style sometimes seems like he s talking to fifth graders He repeats things that seem like they could be inferred He has the characters monologue in ways that seem like they should be irritating And he s always just a step away from hard boiled cliche But it s a really really really big step And he does some subtle things with the insides of men s minds specifically black men s, and in this book, the mind of a brilliant but tormented ex con who s filled with rage but some of it is pretty universal that seem realer than real He s working at painting something very ambitious and every book is another brushstroke.And when he s on, he s really on Maybe I m just a sucker for manly crime novels But I think this guy will be remembered for many generations.This book nearly brought me to tears a couple times, without ever making me feel manipulated I m a softie, but still Gotta say, one of the best fiction books I ve read in some time


  9. Nicolle Atchison Nicolle Atchison says:

    Couldn t finish it Every time the main character entered a scene, i had to be told by the author how much of a murderer he was, how big he was, how big his hands were I get the point already It just couldn t keep my attention on the story line either I see what the author was trying to dobut I just couldn t feel enough for the character or want to knowabout the character and what was going to happen to him.


  10. Gossymotto Gossymotto says:

    I just picked this book up at random, liked the title and the synopsis sounded interesting I was pleasantly surprised by it I think Walter Mosley has found himself a new fan I will definitely be reading another of his books to see if I feel the same way but this one was well worth it The characters are very real and so easy to visualize I think Mosley knows a thing or two about the people he writes about.I d recommend this book to anyone that is looking for something fresh and real.


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Walkin' the Dog[PDF / Epub] ☀ Walkin' the Dog ✍ Walter Mosley – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Once he had dreamed up the Easy Rawlins series, with its colored coded titles and suave protagonist, Walter Mosley could have coasted for the rest of his life Instead he delved into impressionistic fi Once he had dreamed up the Easy Rawlins series, with its colored coded titles and suave protagonist, Walter Mosley could have coasted for the rest of his life Instead he delved into impressionistic fiction RL s Dream and sci fi Blue Light and came up with his own variant on Ellison s invisible man, a forbidding ex con named Socrates Fortlow The author first introduced this inner city philosopher in Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, allowing him to vault one ethical hurdle Walkin' the MOBI :º after another Now Socrates returns in Walkin the Dog, still operating out of his tiny Watts apartment, still figuring precisely what to make of his freedom Like his dog, Killer a spirited mutt who s missing his two hind legs Socrates has to contend with a number of severe handicaps Forget the fact that he s a black man in a white society He s also the fall guy for every crime committed in the vicinity, a scapegoat of near biblical proportionsThe police always came They came when a grocery store was robbed or a child was mugged They came for every dead body with questions and insinuations Sometimes they took him off to jail They had searched his house and given him a ticket for not having a license for his two legged dog They dropped by on a whim at times just in case he had done something that even they couldn t suspect Yet Socrates is no poster child for racial victimization Why Because Mosley never soft pedals the fact that he is, or was, a murderer He was a bad man, we are assured at one point He had done awful things Deprived of any sort of sentimental pulpit, Socrates makes his moral determinations on the fly Should he admit that he killed a mugger in self defense Can he force his adopted son Darryl to stay in school Should he murder a corrupt cop who s terrorized his entire neighborhood His answers are consistently surprising, and that fact combined with the author s shrewd, no nonsense prose should make every reader long for Mosley s next excursion into the Socratic methodJames Marcus.


About the Author: Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley b 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 His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O Henry Award, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America Walkin' the MOBI :º s Lifetime Achievement Award He lives in New York City.