From award-winning author Walter Mosley comes the third work featuring hardened ex-con turned street philosopher Socrates Fortlow. Organizing other troubled individuals, Socrates starts the Thursday Night Thinkers' Meeting, in which members discuss "the world and what would be the right thing to do."More
"In the face of gangs, drugs, poverty and racism, Mosley poses the deceptively simple question - What can I do? - and provides a powerful and moving answer." (Publishers Weekly)
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I've never seen the print version, but, in general, I prefer audiobooks if they have the right narrator. In this case, with basso profundo narrator Ezra Knight, I cannot imagine a better, truer voice to bring Socrates Fortlow—and Walter Mosley's art—to life.
The three Socrates Fortlow novels are not always easy to listen to. Walter Mosley's power of description remains brilliant, and his characters absorbing, but these books are much bleaker than, say, his Easy Rawlins novels. Still, Socrates Fortlow's is a voice well worth listening to, and his story pays off magnificently in this third book, The Right Mistake. Like Socrates' Thursday night gatherings of thinkers from all walks of life, this book can make you reconsider all your comfortably known truths, and change your life for the better. You will come to love the characters surrounding Socrates, and you will hold your breath, hoping he will realize that he has grown from a killer into a leader. This novel of love and wisdom will fill your heart.
Walter Mosley doesn't disappoint.