What is Easy Rawlins’s relationship to Mouse? Why does Easy seem unable to survive without Mouse?
What does the Los Angeles setting symbolize to Easy and the other black people in the stories? What does Houston symbolize?
How does Walter Mosley use children in the Easy Rawlins stories to build his characterization of Easy?
Why does Mosley make Kiki in RL’s Dream a victim of child abuse? How is the treatment of children a theme in the story?
What do the blues represent to Soupspoon? What does Soupspoon mean when he says that the blues is the music of the devil?
Why is the supermarket described in “Equal Opportunity” seen as a palace? If the supermarket is a palace, can Socrates be seen as a knight?
Does the lie that Socrates tells about being an ex-con mean that he is a dishonest person or will be a bad employee?