Little Green (Easy Rawlins #12)
by Walter Mosley
I haven’t read an Easy Rawlins novel in a long while, so this could be the norm and I’ve just forgotten, but I was really struck by just how much colour features in this story. Everything from the title to the clothes, cars and buildings is painted in rainbow shades.
Most striking though is the colour descriptions as applied to people. At first, perhaps as a white European, I found this kind of shocking. Once I got used to it though it became wonderful to me. I felt I could see characters so much more vividly in my mind.
This is nice, solid detective fiction but the real joy is in the language… and the colour.