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e-Book The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey download

by Walter Mosley

ISBN: 1594487723
ISBN13: 978-1594487729
Language: English
Publisher: Riverhead Books; First Edition edition (November 11, 2010)
Pages: 288
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.8
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A controversial interpretation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Certain lives matter more than others; some of. .This is my first Walter Mosley book. Wow, I am left speechless with teared filled eyes because I too love Ptolemy. I can say I love him just as much as Robin, if not more.

A controversial interpretation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Certain lives matter more than others; some of those lives are Black; and they may even be annoying and useless. Nevertheless they matter more because they know what matters.

Hello? the very, very old black man said into the receiver.

No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Hello? the very, very old black man said into the receiver. The phone had not rung for more than a week and a half by his reckoning but really it had only been a little more than three days. Somebody had called, a woman.

Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family. Baby boomers caring for aged parents, or thinking about their own mortality, will line up for The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s fans of any age will also embrace it, and every library will be better for adding it. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A return to top form for Mosley, who has slumped a bit since ending his Easy Rawlins series.

Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence.

Also by Walter Mosley. Leonid mcgill mysteries. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission

Also by Walter Mosley. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.

Mosley Walter - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. The Walter Mosley and his new hero, Leonid McGill, are back in the new New York Times-bestselling mystery series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir. Leonid McGill-the protagonist introduced in The Long Fall, the book that returned Walter Mosley to bestseller lists nationwide -is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around. him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, Aura, because his new self won't let him leave his wife-but then Aura's new boyfriend starts angling to get Leonid kicked out of his.

Baby boomers caring for aged parents, or thinking about their own mortality, will line up for The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermit-like existence.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010). Powell Books interview of Walter Mosley. Walter Mosley on AALBC. Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore (2014). Johanna Neuman (September–October 2010). The Curious Case of Walter Mosley". Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Covering Mosley: The books of Walter Mosley: 19 January 2004. A radio interview with Walter Mosley Aired on the Lewis Burke Frumkes Radio Show the 2nd of April 2011. Appearances on C-SPAN. Booknotes interview with Mosley on Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History, April 23, 2000.

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.
Comments:
Gindian
This is my current favorite book, and having read only The Man in My Basement and now this book, Mosley is my current favorite author.
While not certainly as old as Grey, I grapple with the same issues or death and aging. His condition is secondary, I think, to the story of salvation told here. It is a redemptive story, and we all need to be redeemed in some way.
Theological without theology; this is the story of a man seeking to fully know himself and his fate. And become a savior for others. He is past caring about his fate, but wants to understand and help others, particularly his family. Pressing fading memories into a coherent whole is just part of that goal. It isn't only dementia that makes that difficult; it's metaphorically difficult for all of us: what is our place in the universe. Did we contribute anything? Were we contrite and strong at the right times?
Mosley's work is pretty fabulous, I think.

The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Walter Mosley is one of my absolute favorite writers. However, this is the first book I've read of his that made me cry several times. Mosley's description of what a mind experiencing that kind of mental decline felt so real and so possible. It gave me an insight and increased empathy for those going through dementia. I loved the story with all of its character interactions. The stealing and entitled nephew, the large and intimidating crack head, the failure of his niece, the heroine teenager and Ptolemy himself kept me reading for hours. I loved the idea of a potion that brings clarity, even if it came with the devil. So much was cleared up in Ptolemy's life during that brief time, so much that needed cleaning up and rectifying.
The characters were rich and interesting. They grew throughout the book so that the reader could have a good sense of who they really were.
I love Easy Rawlings, Fearless Jones, and especially Paris Minton but they never moved me with such emotion. Only Ptolemy, of Mosley's characters, through the descriptive and heart rendering writing I was moved to tears, anger, defensiveness and wanting more.

Butius
When I bought this book, I thought I'd gotten a murder mystery with an old man acting as detective. Now that I've read it, I think the story would be better characterized as a reverse coming-of-age story -- how an old man regains his vitality in order to define and establish his family legacy. Ptolemy, the old man's name, is the first thing that struck me. How do you pronounce it, and why did the author select it? A quick glance at Wikipedia reveals that the "P" is silent and the first Ptolemy began an Egyptian dynasty that ended with Cleopatra. Additionally, a Ptolemaic view of the universe argues that the earth is the center of the solar system. Perfect! This book is the story of Ptolemy Usher Grey's dynasty.

The book begins with Ptolemy in his filthy, cluttered apartment. He can't even open the bathroom door because it's blocked with junk. His apartment reeks. His TV and radio blare all day and night. Danger looms outside. A dope fiend regularly mugs him when he ventures outside his apartment. Ptolemy's thoughts and memories are like his apartment. This story is about how he gets both back in order for his family.

Ndav
Brief Description: Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man living in a dirty apartment in Los Angeles. He's been steadily falling into dementia and forgetfulness, and his world falls to pieces when one of his few links to the present, his great-nephew Reggie, is murdered and unable to help him with his few meager errands. Distraught and confused, Ptolemy spends more time in the past with his long-dead friend Coydog than he does in the present. At Reggie's wake, he forms an instant connection with a young woman named Robyn, who comes to take care of Ptolemy. When Ptolemy is offered a way to dispel his dementia through an experimental medical procedure, he decides the costly side effects are worth it as it is the only way he can salvage his family and get his affairs in order.

My Thoughts: The book is narrated by Ptolemy and I thought Mosley did a brilliant job of capturing Ptolemy's confusion and dementia while also giving the reader the story of what is going on in Ptolemy's life. It is a tricky balancing act, and I think Mosley pulled it off wonderfully. Although this was often a difficult read as Ptolemy's thoughts are often fragmented and mixed up (as it would be in person with dementia), I found it very affecting and felt as if I was inhabiting Ptolemy's decaying brain. In some ways, the book reminded me of Flowers For Algernon as the experimental medical procedure gives Ptolemy his memory and wits back to him ... but only for a brief period of time. As the procedure begins to exact its steep price, I found myself filled with sorrow for both Ptolemy and Robyn. A lovely and interesting look at aging, love and the end of life.

invincible
I had heard a lot about this book prior to reading it, so I was pretty excited to get going with it. I really can't adequately explain it but it was not as good as I thought it would be. I just didn't completely understand the meaning behind it. Maybe it's just me. Or perhaps I should read sparks notes or something similar to get a better understanding of what the writer was trying to convey. I would still recommend it.

Centrizius
Mr. Mosley plops the reader right down in the middle of the muddled mind of an elderly man whose life is complicated by the cluttered, vermin and crime infested circumstances of his dwelling. Reggie hasn't been around for a while, and he's run out of food, hasn't been taken care of by distant relatives, and the situation is grave. He gets a call from Hillie, learns that Reggie is dead, and this is just the beginning of the story.
A remarkable story - a bit like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, as Ptolemy regains his ability to function and put thoughts and words together through what he calls "a deal with the Devil."
Good honest storytelling, this along with Water for Elephants, gives a glimpse into the former lives of people we often marginalize because of their age, and/or living situation.
Led me to inquire more into the life of the author - quite a guy!
Keeps popping up in my mind days after I finished.

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