Saturday, February 20, 2010

Six Easy Pieces by Walter Mosley

This collection of short stories features the Easy Rawlins character. Each chapter involves a case that he solves. While the chapters are sequential, each story is written in such a way that they don't depend on one another.

As a big Rawlins fan, I was not disappointed by this collection. I enjoyed how each story unfolded. While the stories didn't depend on each other, they came together to paint a full picture. The downside for me was how he had to repeat details each time.

In essence, Easy has created a "normal" life for himself. He has a job as head custodian of a school, a live in girlfriend, and two adopted children. But he is haunted by the death of his best friend and is drawn in to cases while trying to answer some questions for himself.

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