Book Review: Diablerie

October 9, 2010

“The word can mean either mischievous or evil.”

diablerie1Diablerie by Walter Mosley is an erotic thriller about recovered alcoholic Ben who has his past questioned by a woman he doesn’t remember.

Mosley is a master storyteller for sure. I found myself reading chunks of this novel at a time because I wanted to know what would happen next.

That said, I really didn’t care for the book at all. The sex scenes are vulgar and uncomfortable, there is nothing appealing about any of the characters, and the most intriguing relationship–between Ben and the security guard–is left completely unexplored and on the surface.

The only part I found interesting–and the reason I kept reading–was Ben trying to piece together his past. Other than that? Meh.

POC Reading Challenge: 19/15

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