And with Mouse around, Easy doesn't have to get his hands dirty. He says that they took the girl. She goes to the carport and pushes Richard's suitcase into the trunk of a pink Studebaker. And you can actually believe why women are attracted to him. Can Easy find Daphne Monet without becoming another victim? This film is up there with Chinatown' and L. And they are all just sitting there waiting for me to enjoy! Joppy flees through the back door. Clearly the mouse represents Easy and the ants stand for Albright and the police, who are tearing down Easy's spirit, which is already deflated from the loss of his job.
Chapters 6-7 Analysis In chapter 6, Mosley presents the fallibility of Easy's character. Easy may think that Daphne is too deep for comprehension, but the reader is likely to suspect the nature of Daphne's secret at this point. Unfortunately, the devil has a blue dress, no doubt, and she seeds a trail of destruction in her wake. Bula's whiskey flows freely, and by the end of the evening everyone is drunk. What didn't work for me was how the women in the story were portrayed, and how they used sex to get what they want out of men, and life.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Easy with his home to protect and his mortgage coming due accepts the job. Mouse offers to help Easy, but Easy tells Mouse that he is afraid to get mixed up with him again. I think Mosley has succeeded here with his first Easy Rawlins mystery. I do Ahhhh hmmmm well. And as Easy tries to track Daphne down he finds himself caught up in the middle of a dangerous political rivalry where he is being set up as a fall guy.
Albright arrives and threatens to kill the kids,even holding one on his knees at gunpoint. He learns that Coretta is a confidant of Daphne. The whole cast of characters in Devil in a Blue Dress are well fleshed out, even the ones that are revolting. She needs to talk to him, so Easy agrees to pick her up at a motel. He learns where Albright is, although Mouse nearly shoots them both in the process.
Mouse, who has been kicked out of the house by his wife in Houston, says that he wants to visit L. GradeSaver, 12 November 2006 Web. Easy returns home, leaving a very drunk Mouse in another part of town. Dupree has no information on Coretta's death, and he swears that he will kill her murderer. Daphne reveals that Coretta was killed accidentally by Joppy although Daphne had only asked him to scare her into silence. The best thing about this novel was the ambiance and the character of Easy Rawlins. It is a well-imagined and immersive world revealed in clear, non-pretentious prose.
Easy also finds out from Daphne that Joppy killed Coretta. He gets into the car and finds Terell with a young boy, supposedly his adopted son. Washington plays Easy Rawlins, an aircraft factory worker who is laid off only to find his true calling: as a private eye, albeit an unlicensed one. He remembers that his mother told him that even the alligators knew to leave the giant catfish alone. She makes Easy promise to bury Frank and to take care of the Mexican boy. Easy tells them that he was home sleeping off a hangover. After finishing that, I decided to go for Devil in a Blue Dress, though I didn't really consciously think of how that would tie into what I'd previously read.
Easy notices that he keeps a gun under his arm in a white leather shoulder holster. In Mosley's world, not everyone comes home to a martini mixed by his wife. But he's good at it. And what secrets is Daphne Monet carrying? Easy recalls that he and Mouse grew up as best friends. But Dewitt's a businessman with a simple job for Easy-- he offers him a hundred dollars to find a white girl known to hang out in the African-American community.
Daphne asks Easy if she can use his gun to kill Mouse, but he says no. This is not only one of the best debut detective novels, but also features what I think is one of the best literary characters, especially in the detective genre. Mason and Miller intercept Mouse and Easy as they leave Easy's house. Albright in mostly-white Santa Monica; indeed, a group of teenage boys begin to harass him. The cottage itself is decorated to give the occupants a false sense of security.