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 Wave starts promisingly: We… 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 Wave starts promisingly: We… 2006-01-03 Fiction Warner Books
Book Review

The Wave (2006)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 03, 2006; Writer: Walter Mosley; Genre: Fiction; 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.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints
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