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Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A One Night Stand

This book was a suggested read by a friend who told me an aged and mature librarian suggested this to her. Needless to say, I was intent on reading this book in two days... It turned out to be a one night stand. I could NOT put it down. The writing was extremely clev...
This book was a suggested read by a friend who told me an aged and mature librarian suggested this to her. Needless to say, I was intent on reading this book in two days... It turned out to be a one night stand. I could NOT put it down. The writing was extremely clever and quick. The experiences had by the narrator were extremely sexual, vivid, and powerful. Surprisingly, the author was never, and I mean NEVER vulgar. I guess when you are such a master of language as Walter Mosley is, that form of baseness is so primary. Excellent and would highly recommend.

posted by Anonymous on July 25, 2007

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Hard to categorize this erotic thriller

I have always been amazed by the prowess of Walter Mosley, and this title almost floored me with its directness. Anyone who is familiar with Mosley's ability to describe sexual encounters in previous titles, will not be to surprised by his vivid description of sexual ac...
I have always been amazed by the prowess of Walter Mosley, and this title almost floored me with its directness. Anyone who is familiar with Mosley's ability to describe sexual encounters in previous titles, will not be to surprised by his vivid description of sexual acts. But by their frequency. I'm not a big Zane reader, but I'm sure that these are the waters that this novel threads. At least there is a pretty solid tension and expectation that builds up as we wait to see how our betrayed hero is going to deal with his lover's infidelity. He knows and she doesn't. And the dynamic between them is handled very well. Overall the book is good, it's just the over the top excursion that take place in the world of erotica that threw me off. But if you are a Zane reader, i would have to guess that reading this will introduce you to a much more effective writer. I think that's what Mosley wants us to see with this book. He can do what others do, just better.

posted by ssgbutlerec on December 17, 2010

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    Hard to categorize this erotic thriller

    I have always been amazed by the prowess of Walter Mosley, and this title almost floored me with its directness. Anyone who is familiar with Mosley's ability to describe sexual encounters in previous titles, will not be to surprised by his vivid description of sexual acts. But by their frequency. I'm not a big Zane reader, but I'm sure that these are the waters that this novel threads. At least there is a pretty solid tension and expectation that builds up as we wait to see how our betrayed hero is going to deal with his lover's infidelity. He knows and she doesn't. And the dynamic between them is handled very well. Overall the book is good, it's just the over the top excursion that take place in the world of erotica that threw me off. But if you are a Zane reader, i would have to guess that reading this will introduce you to a much more effective writer. I think that's what Mosley wants us to see with this book. He can do what others do, just better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    Interesting

    I am a huge fan of WM. This was a good book but not a great book. I would recommend it if you are familiar with his writings but not to a person who isn't. This is not his best work to me but a page turner none-the-less.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Slow Start

    Great Read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Good, but not great

    This was my first Walter Mosley book and based on this book alone, probably my last. It definately held my attention but I didn't find it to be a great story, I just wanted to find out how it ended.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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