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Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Karma

Size does not matter when it comes to this book. Walter does a great job telling his story as usual! I enjoyed reading it.

posted by 14563839 on December 27, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I Expected A Little More Backstory...

Be warned - Karma is a short story, NOT a novel. Upon completion of this eBook, I expected to understand the backstory of the Leonid McGill character. Contrary to how the book is marketed, Karma dances around the edges of Leonid's history, but does not explain much. Thi...
Be warned - Karma is a short story, NOT a novel. Upon completion of this eBook, I expected to understand the backstory of the Leonid McGill character. Contrary to how the book is marketed, Karma dances around the edges of Leonid's history, but does not explain much. This perhaps could be Mr. Mosely's intent...to slowly reveal the character through the series. As a die-hard fan, I have come to understand that Mosley is slow to reveal the history/motivations of his characters at times. However, I still would have liked to have been given a little more in this short story. In a nutshell, Karma does not deliver on the promise, but I encourage true beleivers to continue on to the other books within the Leonid McGill series. Mosley is still one of our most gifted story tellers in the modern crime series genre.

posted by 342335 on February 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2011

    I Expected A Little More Backstory...

    Be warned - Karma is a short story, NOT a novel. Upon completion of this eBook, I expected to understand the backstory of the Leonid McGill character. Contrary to how the book is marketed, Karma dances around the edges of Leonid's history, but does not explain much. This perhaps could be Mr. Mosely's intent...to slowly reveal the character through the series. As a die-hard fan, I have come to understand that Mosley is slow to reveal the history/motivations of his characters at times. However, I still would have liked to have been given a little more in this short story. In a nutshell, Karma does not deliver on the promise, but I encourage true beleivers to continue on to the other books within the Leonid McGill series. Mosley is still one of our most gifted story tellers in the modern crime series genre.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    A Good Read, but not His Best

    Walter Mosley is a great writer. Although this short story/novella is imaginative, I felt he did not accomplish the character development in his usual good fashion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 29, 2011

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