Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Killing Johnny Fry"

Over at January Magazine, Tracy Quan reviews the latest Walter Mosley novel (unfortunately, it's not in the Easy Rawlins series), Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel, which she tags as "Mosley’s most controversial novel yet."

Quan writes:
When a national treasure like Walter Mosley decides to publish a dirty novel, snippy reactions are inevitable. Does a journey of sexual discovery have to be quite this filthy? But if Killing Johnny Fry were a novel one could read over lunch, it wouldn't be authentic porn. Fans of Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series might be put off by the surreal absurdity, but perhaps the author is reaching out to new readers.
Read Quan's review.

--Marshal Zeringue