The Man in My Basement

The Man in My Basement

A Novel

Book - 2004
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A stranger, Anniston Bennet, wants to spend the summer in Charles Blakey's basement. Blakey is black and Bennet is white and it is clear the stranger wants more than a basement view. There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble, but financial necessity leaves him no choice.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2004
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316570824
0316570826
Branch Call Number: FIC Mosle
Characteristics: 249 p

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tavkaa
Jun 01, 2014

This story shows what goes on in the mind of "do-nothings"- people who live from day to day doing nothing useful. It was enlightening. This novel was purely fiction because not one time did I believe anything like this could happen. I think Mr. Mosely was writing a book to fulfill his promise to the publishers, because it was unbelievable.

brvd18 Mar 19, 2013

Great read!!

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ryner
Jul 07, 2008

When we meet Charles, an African-American man living in his family's stately ancestral home on Long Island, he's not only down on his luck but feeling altogether directionless. One afternoon Anniston Bennet, a small white man, shows up on his doorstep with an unusual request ? to live in Charles' basement for 65 days. For this Charles would be paid handsomely, and after some deliberation he agrees, but it isn't long before he has reason to suspect that Anniston's lodging request is a bit more complex and bizarre.

This was my first Mosley work, as he is primarily a writer of mysteries. Basement is a small book, making for a quick read, and I enjoyed it pretty well. The nature of the ending took me by surprise, although looking back I should have seen it ? or something ? coming.

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