Lavender is a mystery that unfolds in a way not really atypical of other secret stories, but sets on its own apart by defying selected characteristics and conventions. There are many details for the plot (mainly to the descriptions of the characters) that are unforeseen and refuse the reader to be able to confirm their stereotypes regarding who a detective is usually, how they should certainly act, and what they will need to look like. Especially, in the part of the unconventional protagonist (detective? ), Easy Rawlins is indeed surprisingly man, honestly cowardly, and unromantically realistic that the story appears plausible to the point of disappointment that the characters aren't actually true.
Convenient somewhat reminds me of Walter from "A Raisin in the Sun": He's an intelligent black man living in a big metropolis, he features problems with his marriage and he performs a green collar job (also, I really could see Sidney Poitier or Danny Glover, both of who have played Walter, playing him within a film version instead of Denzel Washington, who have took for Easy in the film variation of "Devil in a Blue Dress"). Many of the characters in "Lavender" are available in other operates by Walter Mosley (this is the first one that I've go through however). In this story Easy learns of his friend Mouse's fatality, which he's somewhat accountable for (though not necessarily explained in Lavender, I'm guessing it really is in an previous tale). My spouse and i wonder if this individual still could have helped EttaMae find Willis if he hadn't believed obligated to because of his part in her husband's (Mouse) death, and because of his breakthrough discovery of Bonnie's alleged infidelity. My guess is probably not since Easy seems to be rather self absorbed (but to get fair, who have isn't? )
Willis is a great amusing character in that I can relate to him easily. I actually too take pleasure in playing music, and I've fallen intended for the wrong sort of girls ahead of, though non-e as properly named as Sin. Mosley's employment of creative and nuanced labels for his characters is definitely interesting. Willis for example , selects the alias-name Little Jimmy Long, a name that suggests in my opinion that while he might be poor, young and naïve; while he may be "…a poor dark-colored child within a white man's world. "(181), his ability and character will take him to greater heights (I'm relatively alluding to Etta's comparing the success of Paillette Armstrong to "…a thread of dark-colored boys' penible goin' around the block.