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by Michael Boatman,Walter Mosley

Free eBook Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) download ISBN: 1594830355
Author: Michael Boatman,Walter Mosley
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 19, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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Easy Rawlins is back in Walter Mosley's tenth novel in the series and is better than ever. He is so polished, shrewd, cool in the best sense of the word and altogether human. This time he is faced with every parent's nightmare, the possibility of a young child's dying from a rare illness

Easy Rawlins is back in Walter Mosley's tenth novel in the series and is better than ever. This time he is faced with every parent's nightmare, the possibility of a young child's dying from a rare illness.

The narrator, Michael Boatman had a range of subtle voices and accents to render and he nailed them all perfectly

This is my first novel by Walter Mosley and it is the tenth book in his Easy Rawlins series. This was quite colorful. The narrator, Michael Boatman had a range of subtle voices and accents to render and he nailed them all perfectly. Feb 07, 2011 Ayny rated it really liked it.

Walter Mosley, novelist and creator of African American detective Easy Rawlins, was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1952. Easy Rawlins books are now published in eighteen countries across four continents. He attended Goddard College and City College, CUNY, before graduating from Johnson State College in Vermont. He is a member of the executive board of PEN America Center and a member of PEN's Open Book Committee. He is also a former president of the Mystery Writers of America.

Walter Ellis Mosley (born January 12, 1952) is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; they are perhaps his most popular works.

An Easy Rawlins Mystery. Narrated by: Michael Boatman. Cinnamon Kiss delivered everything I expected from an Easy Rawlins novel: vivid characters, sense of time and place, well-paced story. Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins. One of the pleasures of this series is experiencing Easy's evolution as a man - seeing the times (1960s in this story) through his eyes, watching him change as he grows older. Michael Boatman delivers an excellent performance. He varies his voice for each character, his pace is natural, and his voice is pleasing.

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Easy Rawlins is back in Walter Mosley's tenth novel in the series and is better than ever. Actor/writer Michael Boatman is able to convey all of these emotions with his voice, and he does it to perfection in his reading of Walter Mosley's latest in the popular Easy Rawlins series.

Easy Rawlins is back in Walter Mosley's tenth novel in the series and is better than ever. Many will remember Boatman from his numerous TV appearances, especially in the role of Carter Heywood on "The Administration. However TV appearances are just the tip of the iceberg for this talented actor.

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Walter mosley series: Fearless Jones Mysteries. Fearless Jones Mysteries. Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, the book provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer. Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal.

It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend Mouse tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney. His assistant of sorts, the beautiful "Cinnamon" Cargill, is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told-Robert Lee, his new employer, is as suspect as the man who disappeared. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe.
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Gann
Set in early 1966, Mosley again vividly captures the zeitgeist of LA (and San Francisco) at the dawn of the counter-culture movement: the Watts Riots are still a recent memory, American involvement in Vietnam is beginning to escalate, and the "summer of love" is fast approaching. In the midst of these restless times, Easy Rawlins wrestles with the very real possibility that his daughter, Feather, may die of a blood infection; he needs tens of thousands of dollars he doesn't have, and he needs it fast in order for Feather to receive the treatment that may save her life.
The story hops around quite a bit - Rawlins is distracted by his own crisis, as demonstrated by several near car accidents (and one very real one) which lends itself to the jumbled nature of the story - Rawlins is hired to find a missing briefcase, which quickly expands into murder and the disappearance of a young girl who may be the key to the case - Cinnamon. As Rawlins investigates and digs around, the stakes become increasingly higher.

The raw noir feel that I love so much about Mosley's writing is largely absent here, instead there is the nagging distraction of Rawlin's personal crisis and an increasingly complex web of characters that make following who is lying to whom to what ends difficult to follow. But Mosley's ability to capture a place and time is another strength of his stories, and is why _Cinnamon Kiss_ warrants a fourth star. The changing racial attitudes of the young - and the underlying suspicion, mistrust and anger between Rawlins and most whites - are as raw and prescient then as now, and are another reason why I remain a fan of the author and his work. While not my favorite piece, it is still a fun read.
Micelhorav
Walter Mosley once wrote, "In poetry you have to see language as both music and content." On more than one occasion he has confessed his own attempts at composing a poem have been disappointing, "awful," in fact. To this day he probably believes he can not write a passable poem to save his life.

That said, that does not mean he is not a poet. He is, in fact, a poet of the human experience. He takes the doubt, the pain, desperation and loss, the everyday obstacles that anyone can relate to and in plain-spoken, hard-boiled eloquence he elevates it to art.

At the opening of CINAMMON KISS, the tenth novel in his Easy Rawlins series, Mosley's most well-known character is faced with a heartbreaking dilemma, one no parent ever wants to face: a child with a life-threatening illness. In order to raise the money necessary to send his daughter, Feather, to a special clinic in Switzerland, Easy considers joining his best friend--and the most dangerous presence in Easy's universe--Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, on a heist that would net him more than enough cash to take care of Feather's travel and medical expenses.

Another friend then offers Easy a job with an equally sizable payout (and the added incentive that it won't land him in prison). He accepts the second assignment. Unfortunately, as he gets deeper into the case he soon realizes he and members of his family could end up in the morgue. His investigation will take him from San Francisco's "Summer of Love" and back to the familiar, mean streets of his adopted hometown, Los Angeles.

One of the pleasures of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series is that not only is each novel a self-contained story, taut and compelling in its own right, but that over the course of the series we are witnessing the emotional evolution of a human being. For example, early in the series (I believe it's in WHITE BUTTERFLY), Easy forces himself on his wife against her will. When she tries to get him to see that he raped her, he vehemently denies this, convinced that a man has every right to take his woman whenever he pleases.

That, as they say, was then. Easy Rawlins is a different man these days. Wisdom does not come without the body blows of experience, and Easy has had his share.

And those who have followed him on his journey are the richer for it.
I am hcv men
Let me say at the outset that this mini-review is intended only for those who have already read the novel. If you haven't read Cinnamon Kiss, please avoid this review because it contains a major spoiler.

I am a major fan of Walter Mosley/Easy Rawlins. I've read every book in sequence (actually skipped over the prequel Gone Fishin, for later) and am looking forward to reading Blonde Faith, currently the last novel in the series. I have enjoyed the way that Mosley has brought to life the richness and variety of the inner city. From bartenders to drug dealers to policemen, Mosley depicts characters who are unique and three dimensional, each with different strivings and capabilities. Mosley also highlights the interesting alliances that spring up when individuals are in survival mode; Easy's fascinating relationships with folks like Mouse and Jackson Blue are a case in point. Finally, Mosley's willingness to portray the flaws in his protagonist greatly adds to the authenticity of the work. Easy's evolution in communicating with women, in being able to trust, and in being vulnerable are major themes of the series.

While I found Cinnamon Kiss to be a very engaging work, I had two problems with it, one small and one large: The first problem stemmed from Mosley's account of history, and Easy's wide-eyed reaction to the summer of love. By 1968, the counterculture was full swing, not simply in Haight Ashbury but all over the country. The hippy lifestyle had taken root in LA much as it had in San Francisco. Just up the street from Watts, in Laurel Canyon (an area that was well known to Easy), artists such as Joni Mitchell, Steve Stills, Neil Young, Carole King, Graham Nash, etc. were in full creative mode. Communes and artist colonies were everywhere. So Easy's naive response to Haight Ashbury, his feeling of having entered a different planet, and as his ignorance of terms like "commune," and "LSD," were all quite implausible.

My bigger complaint, however, comes at the end of the novel. Newly back from Switzerland with a recovering Feather, lover and companion Bonnie is dismissed by Easy, thrown out of the house with nary a discussion, after her brief dalliance with another man. While I have no problem with Mosley breaking the lovers up, Easy's high-handed treatment of a woman who had worked tirelessly to save the life of his daughter, stains his image so deeply as to shock and alienate the reader. And while I'm sure that Mosley was looking for a plot device to free Easy from the (literarily stifling) confines of domesticity, this should have been done much more artfully, in more detail, and in a way that better preserved the integrity of his protagonist.