Blindness. Walter Mosley uses the temporary blindness of protagonist Sovereign James as a way to alert readers to what we may not see in his finely written novel, Odyssey. Sovy is not the mild-mannered, middle-aged human resources manager he may appear to be. His work has been revolutionary in intent, which he reveals once he becomes blind, so others can see what he has done. His relationship with Toni is passionate and Sovy helps her find a new way of being. Mosley is a philosopher with great insight into human nature. In this short novel, he presents interesting characters in a creative way, and helps all readers gain a deeper understanding of the darkness and light in our lives.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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