RL's Dreamby Walter Mosley
RL's Dream is a novel about the blues - the blues as an expression of black poetry and black tragedy and how they sit in judgment on the American experience. In contemporary New York, aging bluesman Soupspoon Wise is alone, ill, and dying. He has played his music in a thousand bars, clubs, and juke joints, but never so memorably as the time he played with one Robert "RL" Johnson in the Mississippi delta. That brief, indelible encounter with the great genius of country blues haunts Soupspoon, much as Johnson himself is said to have been possessed by Satan. And so Soupspoon proceeds to tell his story to Kiki Waters, the young white woman who has taken him in, another refugee from a South she can neither deny nor escape.
Fredric Koeppel, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Danielle TaylorGuthrie, Chicago Tribune
Digby Diehl, Playboy
Danielle Taylor-Guthrie Chicago Tribune Fans of Mosley's Easy Rawlins series will not be disappointed by RL's Dream....Mosley's sense of timing and mystery is as powerful as ever....Mosley is a master storyteller, and in RL's Dream the blues are real.
Fredric Koeppel Memphis Commercial Appeal You won't be prepared for the brilliance and adventuresome nature of RL's Dream....filled with reckless humor, sorrow and abandon that are as exhilarating as they are provocative.
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Meet the Author
Walter Mosley is the author of four previous mystery novels in the Easy Rawlins series: Devil in a Blue Dress (basis for the acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington), A Red Death, White Butterfly, and Black Betty, a New York Times bestseller. In August 1995 he published his first non-genre novel, RL's Dream, to widespread praise. Mosley is the current president of the Mystery Writers of America, a member of the executive board of the PEN American Center and founder of its Open Book Committee, and is on the board of directors of the National Book Awards. His novels are now published in eighteen countries. He is at work on a book featuring a new character, a philosophical and tough ex-convict named Socrates Fortlow; sections have already appeared in Esquire and GQ. A native of Los Angeles, Mosley lives in New York City.
- New York, New York
- Date of Birth:
- January 12, 1952
- Place of Birth:
- Los Angeles, California
- B.A., Johnson State College
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Having read all of the author's books to date, RL's Dream is his best literary work, in my opinion. Easy Rawlins and company have wonderful entertainment value, but this one is simply fine writing. It's advertised for $1.00 on the B&N site today - the absolute book bargain of the year!!
I was truly mesmerized by Mosley's writing and completely connected to the characters. This was my first of Mosley's books, and I'm definitely looking forward to more.
Wolf. But i am a human. ^_^
Scraches his head and goes to second res
"My name is Comet" a dazzling she -wolf asked
Looks back at Hunter then hurried to the second result
Ah i like duskpack
IM SOOOO SORRY I WASNT ON FOR A WHILE!!!! I GOT SUPER BUSY IRL BUT IM BACK NOW!!!! ~SHADOWS RPER
A completely white wolf pads in. Her blue eyes clouded with lack of eyesight.