Monday, July 28, 2014

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Conversion. I can’t think of another writer who could present as a protagonist a porn star whose behavior is presented effectively as a model for any reader. Walter Mosley introduces readers to Sandra Peel, professionally known as Debbie Dare, in his novel titled, Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore. After spending the day performing sex acts for a movie, Sandra returns home to find her husband, Theon Pinkney, dead from electrocution in a bathtub, naked, alongside a naked and dead young woman who was aspiring to become a porn star. While Mosley writes plainly about sexual activities that might make some readers uncomfortable, the prose is not titillating, just descriptive of the reality of what is being done. The novel is a story of the conversion of Sandra from the life she has been living toward some better way of making a living. Mosley presents Sandra as fearless and compassionate, at a place on her road of life, ready to turn in a new direction. I closed the book with great satisfaction at what a fine job Mosley did in presenting me with a memorable character whose behavior I understood and respected. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore from

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