Book Reviews of Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (Socrates Fortlow, Bk 1)

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (Socrates Fortlow, Bk 1)
Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned - Socrates Fortlow, Bk 1
Author: Walter Mosley
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ISBN-13: 9780671014995
ISBN-10: 0671014994
Publication Date: 10/1/1998
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a set of morality tales set within one man's experience in Los Angeles. There are many tales of redemption here that I found satisfying.
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Not your usual crime stories. An interesting, offbeat central character in a gritty, urban setting, but suffused with compassion and intelligence.
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Wow! This was so good I cannot wait to read more about this character. There are books I read which I refer to as brain candy, they contain violence, mystery,romance. I like brain candy but this book is a balanced four course meal. Walter Mosley knows all the tricks but in this case he just created a character so intriguing engaging and original that no tricks were necessary.

I grew up in the city and have always known black folks but this book has given me a depth of understanding I never had before. I will read it at least once more before I post it.
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Mosley at his best. This book is a must read and I can't wait to read more stories starring Socrates Fortlow.
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Short stories by the creator of Easy Rawlins (Devil in a Blue Dress), featuring ex-con Socrates Fortlow. Good read.
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This book introduces Walter Mosley's Socrates Fortlow, a tough, brooding ex-convict determined to challenge and understand the violence and anarchy in his world -- and in himself. (from book flap)