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Review of “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” by Walter Mosley

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Ptolemy Grey

Mosley comes close to depicting the confusion of dementia, but often Ptolemy’s memories seem no different from any literary character’s memories…This novel could have been an interesting story of the predicament of the poor, black, and elderly in contemporary America. Unfortunately, it’s superficial, riddled with plot cliches, and eventually becomes a mediocre revenge story.

Read my review of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey at The Boston Globe.

Written by Joe Peschel

December 13th, 2010 at 4:59 pm