BOOK REVIEW: THE WAVE
Errol Porter received repeated phone calls from someone he thought was playing a joke. The caller kept repeating, "naked, naked…I don't have any clothes...so so cold…" Then one morning about 3:30 the phone rang again. When Errol asked, "Who are you?" the caller answered "Papa". Errol knew this could not be possible because his father had been dead for several years.
The calls kept coming. Errol's heart skipped a beat when the person on the other end of the phone said, "It's me Airy". No one knew Errol's nickname except his mother and sister. To make things more interesting, the caller not only reminded Errol of his father but also sounded just like him.
After several more calls, Errol knew he had to go to the cemetery where his father was buried. He had not been there for years and the graveyard was very large. After studying a map, he finally found the grave. Errol was attacked by a man who was naked and foul smelling. Once again, Errol heard the familiar words "Airy, I'm alive".
Who is this man? Can he really be Errol's father? Is he someone pulling a prank?
This man will change Errol's life from here on. What happens?
This book is another of Walter Mosley's science fiction novels. Walter Mosley is an excellent storyteller and no matter what the subject of his book, his style engrosses the reader. When an author branches out into other areas and manages to still do an excellent job, it just goes to prove they are a skilled and talented writer. Whether Walter Mosley is writing a mystery thriller or something in the sci-fi area, he still interjects that smooth writing style for which he is well known. This book is highly recommended.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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