Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

by Walter Mosley
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Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is erotic without being lewd, and the central plot stays alive and riveting throughout. The reader gets to ride along with L as he goes from 'dead' to alive. Recently, I went to see Walter Mosley speak, carrying my copy along with me. He signed my book and commented, 'You enjoy that, now.' I already had.
ssgbutlerec More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that comes along every once in a while. This man looses himself and then finds himself and keeps you drawn to the pages along this journey. So glad I read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, it captures you from page 8 and you CAN'T put it down! Do youself a favor, dont read it on the train as a male, like I did, otherwise you will do plenty of crotch adjusting! Mosley's use of provocative pleasing prose in an erotic book that is not sub-standard is a thing of perfection! You can thank me later...
krissie42 More than 1 year ago
A page turner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am definitely a Walter Mosley fan and have read most of his books. I enjoyed reading his last 4 or 5 five novels, all good stories and fast reads. And this one is no exception. It is provactive, raw, and to me an inspiring journey in one man's awakening and not too far fetched from reality...or fantasy I could imagine. A pager turner and enjoyable read from beginning to end. I can't wait for his next book,hopefully a continuation of this genre and series of characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
who knew that walter mosley could go down that road and make you want to go along for the ride... i'm impressed - xoxo, a faithful fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Walter Mosley, following him move through many genres over the years. So, when I received the e-mail announcing this novel, I knew that I would read it, but was sure that I would hate it. I didn't hate it at all. Sure, the sex is graphic, but its the transformation that occurs in L that should be the focus. His travels take him from a 'normal life' to a road paved in lust, rage and a hundred other real emotions. There a very great story in there, if you can get pass the sweat and semen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I like this book, and I've read it several times over the years.
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Really enjoyed this book. Funny, sad, steammy and entertaining all in one.
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I don't think I've ever read a worse book in my life. The only reason I finished it was to find out about Johnny. What a complete waste of money! My first and last Walter Mosley book. If there was a way to return a Nook book, I would.
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Great Read
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sjtim More than 1 year ago
Walter Mosley is the man, read this in hard cover sometime a go just added to my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Mosley!!! He did it again! Great book!