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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review of "Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore" by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley sure knows how to create some complex characters that leap off the page. Being a huge fan of his Easy Rawlins mysteries, I didn’t hesitate to add his recently released novel, Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore, to my reading list. Well, I wasn’t disappointed.

Debbie Dare is the picture of a tortured soul: indoctrinated into the porn industry at a very young age, married to a man who was a former porn star and film producer until she found him electrocuted in the bath tub with a young starlet, loving a son being raised by her sister, attempting to settle her husband's debt although she is broke and the list goes on. And in the midst of all this, she has made the decision to quit the porn industry. Needless to say, this wasn’t smooth sailing because along the way, she had to deal with some unsavory characters, suffered a few bruises, and mended some broken relationships before carving out her new existence. 

Loved the drama, dialogue and suspense! Two thumbs for this novel! But before I go, here are a few lines about Debbie dressing the part one last time before morphing into her real self…Sandy Peel:

“At twelve fifteen I walked out of Threadly Brothers Mortuary. My white satin dress matched the ass-length platinum blond wig, and my glasslike coral-tinted high heels lifted me five inches off the ground. My eyes were cobalt blue and I showed enough cleavage to have made Jayne Mansfield blush.”

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