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The Wave

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    WELL READ SCI-FI FROM THE MASTERFUL MOSLEY

    Walter Mosley fans are in for a surprise with The Wave - no more Easy Rawlins or Fearless Jones, but for the third time this author ventures into the world of science fiction. It's his 19th novel, and I've lost count of his awards, an O. Henry, a Grammy, a Sundance Institute Risk-Taker Award. There seem to be few writers who can switch genres as flawlessly as he does. Simply goes to prove what we've known all along - Walter Mosley is one terrific wordsmith. With The Wave we meet Errol Porter who is receiving what he believes to be crank phone calls. Perhaps, he thinks, someone in a mental institution has gotten his number and put it on redial. With the first call all he heard were moans and grunts. It was a man's voice. With the second call he heard single words - cold, naked. There's cause for concern when the caller claims to be Errol's father who died and was buried in 1996. It is only when Errol visits the site of his father's grave that he begins to learn of `the wave,' an incredible force that can bring corpses back to life in great good health with their minds and memories intact. What then would happen to our world as we know it? To further complicate matters Errol is grabbed by a psychotic scientist and taken to a frightening underground world. Narrator Tim Cain's deep, resonant voice is particularly appropriate for this tale of suspenseful horror. With pacing and nuance he carries listeners along to a shocking conclusion. - Gail Cooke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Cool

    Very good with interesting plot and great twists!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2009

    Odd

    This was a very strange book for me. I usually like sci-fi, King and Kuntz books. This one was very hard to get into and a bit hard to understand. The ending was better than I thought it would be but I don't expect that I will read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    This book was good, but not great in my eyes

    In the ¿Wave¿ Mr. Ross starts a club with the students to communicate easier with each other. But he has a secret plan in the club that no one knows but him, not even his wife. Some students don't like the club and they get beat up for that. Eventually a girl and boy try to stop the club and every one learns a horrible lesson in the end of it. Mr. Ross, a history teacher, is telling the class about world war 2 and Hitler. Eventually he tries an experiment that seems to get out of hands. I would recommend this book to people who like history, mystery, and/or detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    Okay, Walter has talent that's for sure. This book though, was really crazy! It wasn't his best but It did keep you turning the pages, just to see what's happening.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Sci Fi fans will love this

    Unemployed system administrator Errol Porter thinks nothing of the calls except for the inconvenience as they wake him up every night. He assumes someone is pranking him with the insistence that the caller is his father. Errol¿s dad died in 1996. As the calls keep coming, Errol begins to wonder if he might be a bit deranged as the person on the other end is beginning to speak and sound just like his father and more frightening the man knows insider information that only he and his father Arthur Bontemps Porter III could know....................... Unable to resist Errol agrees to meet Arthur, but is stunned when he sees his dad¿s face, albeit a much younger Arthur than he remembers. He wonders if GT (¿Good Times¿) is a con, but has no idea what the person would benefit from this ruse or could he be a ghost? US Army officer Dr. David Wheeler places Errol under house arrest until he can figure out how to persuade his superiors that we have been invaded by 'demons from hell' and how to combat them. While David expects the invasion of the body snatchers, Errol trusts no one especially the Feds or his so-called dad, but admits while he ponders what next as the sex with David¿s wife is good.................. As he did with FUTURELAND, Walter Mosley displays his vast skills with this superb science fiction thriller. The story line focuses mostly on Errol who keeps digging one step at a time only to find that next stride even more convoluted and confusing. Like the hero, readers will wonder what is going on until suddenly the 200 plus page novel is finished in one delightful sitting. Sci Fi fans will see why mystery readers find it easy to give THE WAVE to the great Walter Mosley................ Harriet Klausner

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