The Right Mistake (Socrates Fortlow Series #3)

The Right Mistake (Socrates Fortlow Series #3)

by Walter Mosley
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The Right Mistake (Socrates Fortlow Series #3) by Walter Mosley

After ten years, the street philosopher Socrates Fortlow returns in a major new novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465005253
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/06/2008
Series: Socrates Fortlow Series , #3
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, including national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL's Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin' the Dog. He 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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The Right Mistake (Socrates Fortlow Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have waited for years for Walter Mosley to revisit my favorite character,Socrates.It was well worth the wait! This book is riveting.I could not put it down,I finished it in 2 days.Once again Mr Mosley,i am a fan for life.You write it,ill read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several books by Mosley. He writes with an observation of human behavior hidden in a really good read. I highly recommend this Book as a Book Club selection, it will stimulate a very lively discussion. Anyone interested in human behavior will love Mosley's Writing style.
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wsrhodes More than 1 year ago
All fans of Walter Mosley will rave about this book, but I hope it reaches a much wider audience. Socrates Fortlow (like Mr. Mosley's other main characters) live in a world most of us have not personally experienced, but the wisdom and messages that come through are universal. Definitely a "good read" but also a book that will make you think about your own life and values.
ole_obrian More than 1 year ago
Walter Mosley is a rare gem that one finds only a few times in their life. His character Socrates Fortlow is an amazing complex man who has his finger on the pulse of his neighborhood and life . Socco as his friends call him takes you on a journey of discovery in "The Right Mistake" .If you ever wanted to walk around in another mans skin,Walter Mosley takes you there. I whole heartedly recommend this book and all of Mosleys works. BRAVO Mr. Mosley Bravo
ChasEC More than 1 year ago
Previous books by Walter Mosley I have enjoyed include others in the Fortlow Series. However, this one dragged. It was never too clear where it was going. This story may appeal to persons who are seeking an outlet for their own unaccomplished dreams, seeking to piggyback on Fortlow's. My recreational reading, while it may allow for some deep thought, also craves a somewhat linear storyline (not meaning there can't be some looking backwards) even though those lines can come from different directions. A challenge to figure out what is happening and where it's all leading, whether I'm right or wrong, holds my unforced attention. The end violence seems to come out of nowhere despite the hints of official interference and some things, like the civil suit, are unresolved. It just doesn't come together. I was also somewhat taken aback by a number of editing errors which I've never noticed before (perhaps because I was too busy reading go be distracted by such errors). I shall continue to read those of Mosely's works which I think will appeal to me because of the great satisfaction received from previous experiences with his books.
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