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ISBN:
158621585X
Author:
Ernie Hudson,Walter Mosley
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2004)
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Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont.

Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation.

Ernie Hudson's performance turns Blakey's dilemma into an exploration of perversity, punishment, repentance . There are certain books that just sneak up on you and grab hold for dear life. The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley was one of those books.

Ernie Hudson's performance turns Blakey's dilemma into an exploration of perversity, punishment, repentance, and redemption. His accomplished handling of the exchanges between the two men resonates with truth. Hudson is compelling as Blakey wrestles with the seductiveness of power. To say I devoured this book would be an understatement, but I simply devoured this book. I started it on a whim in the afternoon and I resisted putting it down to go to sleep, that is how engrossing this book is. The premise is intriguing in itself.

us/h/143275 Narrated by Ernie Hudson Duration 5 hours 17 minutes The man at Charles Blakey's door has. The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. He wants to spend the summer in Charles' basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess wh. he beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. Charles' summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity.

This is what I got out of reading Walter Mosley’s book

I'd like to think that our friends never really leave us, especially when we have good books to remember them b. .This is what I got out of reading Walter Mosley’s book. The Man in My Basement emancipates the main character not by freeing him from the history of slavery, but by freeing him from the purposelessness of his existence.

Written by Walter Mosley. Narrated by Ernie Hudson. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view.

Walter Mosley's The Man in My Basement is a bizarre and fascinating parable, says Nicholas Lezard. Mosley has always, obviously, been finely attuned to matters of race; but he has also been interested in evil, or warped morality

Walter Mosley's The Man in My Basement is a bizarre and fascinating parable, says Nicholas Lezard. Mosley has always, obviously, been finely attuned to matters of race; but he has also been interested in evil, or warped morality. Here the two concerns come together in a most bizarre and fascinating novel. Our hero and narrator is Charles Blakey, a young black man who lives, perhaps improbably, in a 200-year-old house in (I think) Connecticut.

Ernie Hudson’s performance turns Blakey’s dilemma into an exploration of perversity, punishment, repentance, and redemption. His accomplished handling of the exchanges between the two men resonates with truth

Ernie Hudson’s performance turns Blakey’s dilemma into an exploration of perversity, punishment, repentance, and redemption. In a departure from his popular Easy Rawlins mysteries, Walter Mosley presents a fascinating, if disturbing, look into the human soul.

6:00 when I got home. There was a little daylight left in the distance, but it was dusk. My plans were all set by the time I got in, so I went right to the phone. A woman answered after seven rings. She put the phone down with a loud knock and yelled, It’s Charles!.

The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words.

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To save the home that has belonged to his family for generations, Charles Blakey, a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling around him--his parents are dead, he is unemployed, he is drinking too much, and his friends have been deserting him--agrees to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger. Simultaneous.
  • salivan
There are certain books that just sneak up on you and grab hold for dear life. The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley was one of those books. To say I devoured this book would be an understatement, but I simply devoured this book. I started it on a whim in the afternoon and I resisted putting it down to go to sleep, that is how engrossing this book is.

The premise is intriguing in itself. Charles is a black man who lives in his house, which has been in his family for generations. Fired from his banking job for embezzlement, he is starting to run out of funds. He has some African masks that are worth a lot of money, but it would take years for those to sell and he needs funds now.

Anniston Bennet, a rich white man, shows up on Charles' doorstep with a proposition- boatloads of cash if Charles would allow him to live in his basement for a few months.

Charles will eventually take the deal (spoiler, but it is in the title) and as the man moves in, he realizes Anniston's furniture is a cage in which Anniston will live and Charles is to be his jailer/warden. The big question is why. That is the joy of the book.

I am going to resist spoilers since the conversations between the two men are what build this book, but the book isn't just their conversations, in fact, they have only a few conversations. The book is about who Charles is and how did he get to the place he is in, what his relationships are like, and why does he just sort of coast through life.

When I was discussing this book with my father, his initial question was- is it about race? My answer was, race has something to do with it, but it isn't front and center. This is a book about relationships and how one lives a life with elements of race thrown in. Race cannot be ignored, Charles is poor and black, while Anniston is rich and white, but to boil it to a race book would be cheating the fuller thrust of the book.

I had not read a Mosley book before and after reading this one, I am ready for more of his. This is simply a great book, but I will warn you, Charles is a womanizer and there is lots of sex in this book. I was actually a bit surprised by how much, but it has to do with Charles' character.

I gave this one 4 stars, leaning on 4.5 stars. I have not stopped thinking about this book since reading it.
  • digytal soul
A very powerful book. Charles is not a likable character, he is actually quite awful, but he is so real that I couldn't help but feel for him. There is no murder to solve, but the tension is higher than many novels. Maybe because crime and human nature, are at the center of this book. It's one of those stories that will keep rattling in my head for a long time to come.
  • Bundis
Brace yourself for a thought provoking, innovative, and prolific novel. Mosely has done it yet again with his colorful use f words AND characters. He's so vivid with words that you can imagine just what he's saying; almost as if you were there. Grab your sandwich, a Coke, and this book!!!! You'll be glued to the pages/screen for a while.
  • Nuadora
Mr. Mosley really sold me with this novel. The twisted with the character and to why he wanted to be held in prison. It's takes a very deep with guilt person to want to be held by an unknown for your crimes. The dialogue between the two is interesting. The author held my thoughts. Meaning I now look at some things differently. Good read, good listening. Mr. Hudson gave a stellar performance in reading. He read more for Mr. Mosley.
  • Tehn
Different than some other Mosley stories; but just as intriguing. You always look forward to the next page. A look a very different world; but a world that you know is out there.
  • Tekasa
I have read many many Walter Mosely novels, and this is the first that reminded me of a Stephen King novel. The tone of the mystery takes a different twist, not the usual criminal suspense, of solving a crime or a wrong doing that cause conflict with one's morals or character. The confict with the main character, Charles has a deeper or different twist, more in the vain of King's characters. There are times when you wonder if the "Man in the Basement" is real or imagined. You'll have to read it to find out.
  • Styphe
I’m a fan of Mosley’s Easy and Leonid series. This one is a bit different but very good. His gift is communicating the inner life of black men, which is fascinating to me. A good read.
Very interesting book