Friday, May 22, 2009

Mr. Walter Ellis Mosley


Dear Mr. Mosley,

I want to apologize to you in advance. If I were to walk down the street and happen to see you, I may just haul off and slap you. Or I may run, jump up and wrap my legs around you. I am upset, appalled, simply taken aback by you. You’re awesome!

You had me at Easy. Devil in a Blue Dress hit the scene and I was hooked. You couldn’t put out a book fast enough. I am as devoted to Fearless as I am to Easy and to Socrates Fortlaw. You’re not a bad fiction writer neither because I adored the writing style for The Man in My Basement and you’ve even dabbled in science fiction, not bad sir.

So that’s mysteries, fiction, science fiction…

Please explain something to me Mr. Mosley… nah, I think I have to call you Walter on this one…
WALTER!!! Who in the hell told you to dabble in erotica? WHO? You’ve got a lot of effing nerve!
(This is probably where I will attempt to slap that damn hat right off of your head)

I have been reading Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel… Okay I’m a little late… it came out in 2006 but what were you thinking? I get you, you just know that you are so great, so wonderful that you can write and whip the hell out of any genre of your choosing? Well that’s exactly what you’re doing.

You’re dead wrong - I mean really wrong for this. I can’t read the book on my way to work because I’ll be all hot and bothered on the train and you know the people in NY are nosy, they wanna read what you read. Of course, I ain’t ashamed of what I’m reading but that will be an extra hot and bothered person on the train. I can’t read the book at work, in the quiet room where I usually lay back, chill and read because I just may get a little too damn comfortable.

So that leaves the home. Preferably the bed… so I can handle mine.

But see it was the title that confused me… Killing Johnny Fry… I thought it was a murder mystery and the sexi…. That is not even noticeable okay?!?! You got me Walter. I saw your name, I know I can never go wrong choosing your title but you got me.

And I just had to let you know… that if you’re ever walking down the streets of New York City… WATCH YOUR BACK!

6 comments:

M. L. Kiner said...

"The Hong Kong Connection" is a legal thriller about a gutsy female attorney who takes on high ranking International officials. It's a taut, rollercoaster of a ride from New York to Palm Beach to Washington D.C. to Hong Kong. The plot is expertly woven, the characters persuasive, and the dialogue snappy and spot on.
www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/TheHongKongConnection.html

Kiayaphd said...

It's funny that you post this now. Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a friend of mine. I have held a personal boycott of Mr Mosely's work since he killed off Easy. I was offended by Walter's remarks when asked why he killed off this beloved character. He responded that he was sick of him and sick of people asking him about it.

Well, he came to eat his words and re-awoke Easy, somehow, but I have yet to break my boycott.

My friend was extolling the virtues of Walter's recent work and then I come over here and you're doing the same thing.

Maybe I'll make a trip to the library this long, extended weekend. . .

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you M.L. Kiner...

Kiaya... Girl, Why you boycottin'? You know how characters can haunt you and get on your nerves but Easy won't leave him 'lone. Break your boycott!!! LOL

Did you make it to the library? Mosley's got more books out than I thought. I have finished this doozie and I will pick up more...

Kiayaphd said...

I finally read Killing Johnny Fry. I finished it in 5 HOURS!!! I took a shower before getting into bed.

Good lawd! Who've thunk it about Mr. Mosley??!!

MsKnowitAll said...

Hahahaha Kiaya! I knew you'd like it! 5 hours! I like to savor it but you devoured it. LOL Glad you enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!