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The Wave It's somewhat disconcerting to place yourself in the hands of an author you trust and then find yourself betrayed. Walter Mosley's WaveThe WaveFiction It's somewhat disconcerting to place yourself in the hands of an author you trust and then find yourself betrayed. Walter Mosley's Wave2006-01-25Warner Books
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The Wave

Genre: Fiction; Author: Walter Mosley; Publisher: Warner Books

It’s somewhat disconcerting to place yourself in the hands of an author you trust and then find yourself betrayed. Walter Mosley’s Wave starts promisingly: We meet Errol Porter, a man barely holding his life together after losing his job and his wife. Things get both better and worse when a man contacts him claiming to be his long-dead father. But after a nimble stab at spiritual fiction and some characteristically knowing comments on race in L.A., Mosley takes a bizarre left turn into a place occupied by alien infestations, government conspiracies, and, believe it or not, anime-style tentacle rape. It’s intriguing for a gifted writer to dip his pen in a different genre; if only this wasn’t the outcome.

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