Too many improbable events occur, some crucial events are not fully explained - what was the cause? People behave out of their otherwise two-dimensional character or in a manner other than we should expect - the characterisation is poor, it's not just to two main protagonists that are black and white! Add to that an unsatisfactory, flat and uninspired conclusion, I was thoroughly disappointed with this novel. I would give this just one star, but as I rather skimmed through much of the second half of the book I really could take little more of the unimaginative writing an unbelievable plot, but I did want to see how it ended I begrudgingly give it two stars.
I note that on Amazon. Not a bad book, but I wouldn't recommend it unless a reader is already familiar with some of Walter Mosley's other books, as he's got many much better better writings out there. Both the plot and characters were a bit too stereotyped and the novel focused way too much to the point of being unbelievable on race. Having enjoyed several other books by Mosley, I expected a lot more from him. Fortunate Son is an allegorical story of two boys, one black and one white, who are raised as brothers.
When they get separated at an early age, the white boy goes on to live a charmed life, and the black boy a cursed life. The entire thing just plods along - not helped by the prose, which is simple and sparse. Most of the story gets told instead of shown, and the characters are cardboard cut-outs of real people. This was really really disappointing; I like Walter Mosley a lot, but this book does not have a lot to recommend it. This was the first Walter Mosley book I have read though we have almost every book he has written in our library.
My husband has read his books for years and is a big fan of the Easy Rawlins mystery series.
Ex-dictator vs fortunate son in Nigeria's presidential vote - The Namibian
I was a little puzzled by this book, though I found it an enjoyable read. I have nothing to compare it to since I have not read any of his other books. I wondered initally if this book was perhaps intended for young adults as it seemed such an easy read, as if it were "dummied down" a bit. I couldn't find anything on the cover to indicate this. I agree with others that the book is in part fantasy and has a sort of feel good wrapping up that you expect more in young adult literature.
Nevertheless, this is a very good story and while the characters may be unbelievable they are carefully developed and speak more I think of the human condition than real people. We might perhaps say this is a modern day fable and is likely very different from his earlier books. I would recommend it as a very readable and interesting story which is more than can be said for a lot of acclaimed modern novels. A black boy and a white boy spend their early childhoods in the same household and consider themselves brothers.
When tragedy separates them, the black boy goes from a foster home, to the streets, to jail, while the white boy is the archetypcal Golden Child, a good student, good athlete, a lady killer, beloved by all. Which one is the fortunate son? The parable is heavy-handed at times, but still affecting.
Fortunate Son (Russian translation)
And unlike many parables, the characters breathe. This book was terrible. It had bad grammar, and mistakes in punctuation, even on the second page. I felt dumber after reading it. The story was contrived, and characters had almost no exposition. The Amazon reviews of it were mostly glowing, and I don't know how those folks could overlook such bad writing. Croatian zhabba. Czech oceanss 5. German Mauler 4.
Greek MarkGeog 5. Russian barsiscev.
- Advances in Immunology: 111.
- A SERIES OF Lessons in Gnani Yoga (The Yoga of Wisdom).
- Saint Francis of Assisi?
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son lyrics + German translation.
- Lesson Plans The Tempest.
Russian majkadog. Spanish AbyRoAg. Swedish yklo Turkish roald. Collections with "Fortunate Son". Creedence Clearwater Revival: Top 3. Login or register to post comments. Parassa has the eyes of a true designer.
When I had edits to make they were done well and exactly the way I needed. Finalist - Christian Alban. Finalist - Dedy Andreas. Finalist - Hart Design. How fortunatesonhotsauce started their logo design journey Who are you known as? Fortunate Son.
Some of the designers who made it happen
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach Fortunate Son Hot Sauce is a locally sourced, all natural hot sauce company. What industry do you think your business is most related to? To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards.
Design inspiration. Other notes Here is a more detailed background of the company, the local area, the meaning behind the name Fortunate Son Hot Sauce and a little about the initial sauces I will produce: Origins: The hot sauce is a family recipe that was perfected over time. Free features. Deliverables AI. We've found some similar contests you might like.
Design a retro logo for a new small batch coffee roasting company. We roast single-origin coffees in small batches and sell locally to a select clientele via a weekly subscription serv New craft brewery needs a cool vintage look. Craft beer brewery and restaurant. Craft beer enthusiasts of all ages Create a logo for "KMH Vineyards" wine - do good with wine! We love wine, and believe that sharing good wine with family and friends is one of the great joys of life.
- Ti coloro un Sogno (Italian Edition).
- Sweet Immortal (The Golden Collection Book 2)?
- 50th Anniversary campaign kicks off with video critiquing "elitism and class privilege"!
- Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums!
- Promotional Culture and Convergence: Markets, Methods, Media.
- Glücklicher Sohn.
- Songtext von Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son Lyrics;