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Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    Bravo, Walter!

    When I saw Walter Mosley had written a new book, I purchased it on the spot since I always purchase books by my favorite authors (Mosley is one of them). I found this book to be in a different direction for Mosley. Judging by the title, I thought it was going to be a murder mystery, but I must say that I was quite surprised (although not disappointed) when I was more than half way through the book that Johnny Fry was still alive. However, Johnny's death actually took a back seat to what Cordell was going through. Some of us can relate to Cordell's pain and some of us can relate to the things he did (or wish we could do some of the things he did!). This was a very interesting novel (sexistentially so) and was a very eye-opening read. Keep up the good work, Walter!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2007

    First Sexistential Reading Experience!

    Killing Johnny Fry was my first Mosely read. I enjoyed the idea that he wrote such realistic fiction. I found the idea of the 'underground' sex societies was very interesting. The storyline was very interesting and the characters were fun too. I enjoy the way these characters grabbed desires by the horns and went with it. And I thought....Now that's really living!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Walter Mosley is the man, read this in hard cover sometime a go just added to my nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2010

    Wow, that was a fun and interesting read. Could not put it down.

    Anyone who likes some sex, a good plot and interesting charcters would love this book. Each aspect was detailed and interesting. The story flows with twists and turns and wow, that was a good book. Looking forward to reading my next Mosely book.

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