History. Walter Mosley has given readers interesting and eccentric characters before and has often been provocative in his plot and philosophy. In his novel titled, John Woman, Mosley begins with the formative years of a young man named Cornelius Jones, and transforms the boy into a controversial history professor named John Woman. In my view, this character is Mosley’s finest yet, and the provocative nature of the plot is delivered with great skill. Readers may not think of history in the same way after reading this book, and whatever it is that one feels guilty about will come to some reckoning because there are consequences for our actions.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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