The Wave

The Wave Errol is awakened again by a strange prank caller asking for him by name and claiming to be his father who has been dead for several years It feels like a surreal call from the grave until Erroll hea

  • Title: The Wave
  • Author: Walter Mosley
  • ISBN: 9780446618182
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Errol is awakened again by a strange prank caller asking for him by name and claiming to be his father who has been dead for several years It feels like a surreal call from the grave, until Erroll hears the unmistakable sound of a handset being put down on a table Curious, and not a little unnerved, he sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried What he findsErrol is awakened again by a strange prank caller asking for him by name and claiming to be his father who has been dead for several years It feels like a surreal call from the grave, until Erroll hears the unmistakable sound of a handset being put down on a table Curious, and not a little unnerved, he sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried What he finds there will change his life forever But once Errol s been touched by the Wave, a presence infecting the planet, can anything be the same again With the bold imagination that made Blue Light a bestseller, Walter Mosley returns to science fiction with a novel both eerie and transcendent.

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  • Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley b 1952 is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O Henry Award, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America s Lifetime Achievement Award He lives in New York City.


  • I hadn't picked up a Walter Mosley book in about a decade, having read trough a few early Easy Rawlin's mysteries (Devil in a Blue Dress, White Butterfly etc) but moved on. When I found this in a bookstore I couldn't resist seeing how Mr. Mosley would tackle science fiction.Early on I had a problem digesting his prose style. I thought it was strange and forced, as if he was fighting off his hard boiled schtick, but Mosley's prose is nothing if not propulsive and after a while you let it pull you [...]

  • The phone rings, waking you in the middle of the night. The voice on the other end claims he is cold and lost. The connection is broken. Next night, same thing, but the words are repeated several times. The voice sounds familiar. The next night, a longer conversation, with a few complete sentences. The voice sounds familiar. He claims to be your father. He knows things only your father would know. But Nine years earlier, you held your father's hand and watched him die after a long struggle with [...]

  • For the past few nights, Errol Porter has been harassed by strange crank phone calls. One night, the caller says that he is Errol’s father. In the middle of the night, Errol breaks into the cemetery where his father was buried several years previously. There he finds GT, who looks, talks and acts like a younger, healthier version of his father. Errol takes him home for a shower and a change of clothes, if nothing else (Errol’s girlfriend, Nella, thinks that is a bad idea).Along the way, GT t [...]

  • Maybe there is a rule to it, that when a male author reaches a certain age he no longer feels any compunction about hiding his sexual fantasies loosely tied to his stories. Or maybe it has to do with how established the author is. Or maybe it is just a sign of the times. Mosley thrusts erections and climaxes into a thinly written story for no plot-driven reason and without an ounce of character development.There may be something here, but Mosley loses most of his credibility by having a narrator [...]

  • If you think Walter Mosley only writes mysteries and period pieces, think again. His 2006 title, The Wave, is billed as SF, but I found it closer to absurdist literature, both in theme and style. In this contemporary story, Errol Porter is awakened by phone calls, and the caller sounds like his deceased father. Amazed concern leads him to find this person, and then Errol is involved in mysterious circumstances that alienate him from his real world. As with absurdist pieces I've recently read (Fi [...]

  • Errol Porter gets phone call from someone who sounds like his long dead father. This sets off a bizarre and deadly chain of events that is a little hard to swallow. I know it's Sci-Fi, but usually I can conceive of the concept being purported. I couldn't quite see it in this book because how could the little entities have "seen" the dinosaurs and the cavemen, and the whole development of the earth when they were in the earth, emerging towards the top of the earth, but still, traveling in the roc [...]

  • Very wierd book, cautiously skirting/careening wildly around the edges of a lot of sci-fi cliches and getting at something a little uncomfortable and possibly profound, and definitely unusual, while doing so.

  • A phone call from someone who sounds like a long dead father sets off a bizarre and deadly chain of events. This is the second time I read this book on my romp through Walter Mosley's books.

  • While a very readable and short story, this little book had some major issues, mainly with the narrator. Mosley writes a forgettable, blah, typical male character, that has almost zero character development and just wanders aimlessly through the plot with his mouth open (at least that’s how I imagine him). He screws anything that’s available (whether it be the supposed love interest, someone else’s sex crazed wife, or multiple “alien” organisms), which wouldn’t have been a real issue [...]

  • I was hesitant to try this given what some of the reviews said, but I thought it was worth a shot. Nope. Didn't care for the narrator much, but I could have lived with that. It was the story & style of writing. I don't mind some sex & there was only some kissing & petting, but way too much, way too early, & far too descriptively. Not for me.

  • At first, I thought I was reading a Dean Koontz book, but by the end, I knew this was no Koontz book--it had with way too much happiness. Walter Mosley's The Wave kept glued to it so that I finished it in one day. The book has lulls, but they are short. After you've read it, there are things to ponder over. This is not a book I will forget.

  • Another good Walter Mosley book. Science fiction is not my favorite subject;, but Mosley does it well.Another great book by Mosley. Science fiction is not my favorite, but Mosley does it all well. My 3 last required words.

  • This was a random grab at the library. Definitely different than what I normally read. But sometimes a change is good and this kept me interested.

  • The Wave is rushed and leaves little room for character development, but it still manages to grasp the reader's attention with its plot about an eternal organism and zombies.

  • In the book The Wave by Walter Mosley the crank caller that haunts Errol Porter(Main Character) nightly sounds a lot like his deceased father who died a long time ago when he was small. Enough so that one day Errol goes to the cemetery one night in response to the to the one called the "Caller". He finds a man that does indeed resemble his father, except this man is much younger. All of the stories the caller has told Errol Porter has matched to the ones of his Father, but how can Errol’s fath [...]

  • This was written only a year after the Twilight Zone-ish 'The Man in My Basement' and there are echoes. The first person narrator is a down-on-his-luck black man with no job, a fondness for the hard stuff and a seemingly endless supply of ladies.There the similarities end. This is one of Mosley's forays into science fiction and it's vaguely 1950s. It all begins easily enough with the introduction of Errol and his small life but soon Errol begins to receive eerie phone calls purporting to come fr [...]

  • I haven't read WM for at least 15 years and I liked his Easy Rawlins mysteries quite a lot. My tastes have evolved since then, admittedly, but when I saw he'd written a sci-fi novel my interest was piqued. If his other sci-fi is like this, he should probably stick to the detective mysteries. This story is a new take on the zombie trope,with the odd addition of sentient alien virus type thing? So yeah, the science was weak, but the science in most zombie alien tales are weak, so I was willing to [...]

  • PODS?!No. But this was a serendipitous follow-up to choose for Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I didn't even read the blurb on the back, yet chose something that feels like a companion piece. Invasion featured duplicates of living people being controlled by an alien intelligence; this involved simulacra of dead people, like sentient zombies. Hive minds, people-as-puppets, plenty of territory in common. I enjoyed this work more, however, for its incredible scope and ambition, and its cosmic digre [...]

  • Interesting. I've never ready anything by Walter Mosley, but I think I'd pick something of his up again if given the chance. It's definitely one of those books whose concepts will stay with me for a while. The main story develops after the main character starts getting phone calls from the graveyard from his 9-years-dead father. After several nights of this, he finally goes to "rescue" whoever this guy is that is claiming to be his father from the cemetery. This is not a book about zombies or gh [...]

  • Strolling through the library with the grandgirls I saw this Playaway by Walter Mosley. I have read some of his mysteries and thought it would be fun. Instead this is much more science fiction, which is fine. Errol Porter wakes up in the middle of the night to answer a phone call. A voice tells Errol he's cold, he is Errol's father, and that he is in a cemetary. My husband would not have rescued him from the cemetary, thus ending the book. Errol,of course, does, and problems ensue. G.T. has a lo [...]

  • You think you are reading about a simple man and his simple, perhaps downtrodden life. And you are. And then it creeps up on youyou are reading about good vs. evil, the origins and future of humanity, universal synergy & empathy, and other mind-blowing (yet never overwhelming) plot driving themes. Appealing characters, characters you love to hate, and characters you don't quite get - but in a good way - populate this strange multiverse woven into some odd and quiet spaces of every day life.E [...]

  • This is my first foray into Mosley's science fiction work and I'm still digesting it. I think, all in all, it's a win. Beyond surface details, this book is a meditation on the relationship between a man's present self and his father's past. It's an upside down and backwards take on reconciling ever faster approaching death and the potential promise of immortality once that threshold is crossed. As for the writing, Mosley is a master. The prose reads like waves swelling and crashing against the s [...]

  • The Wave is capital "W" Weird. Like all of Walter Mosley's forays into science fiction, there exists some sort of alien intelligence that's far beyond our piddly human consciousness and is subsequently feared and reviled by those in authority.Underachieving protagonist Errol is getting phone calls from his long-dead father in the middle of the night. What eventually comes from this doesn't necessarily defy description, but does take quite a bit of explaining.I've yet to complete a must-read Mosl [...]

  • Just finished listening to an audio book of "The Wave". I sew while I'm listening and I couldn't get anything done because this story had all my attention. I'm a BIG Walter Mosley fan and have read all the Easy Rawlins series but just discovered this side of Mosley's writings. I'm going to listen to it again (only 5 disk). Loved it and I thought I was never much for science fiction. This is one of those stories where you really care about even the least characters and what's going to happen to t [...]

  • Better known for his Easy Rawlins series of detective books (such as DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS), Walter Mosley returns to science fiction with THE WAVE, his best book yet in the genre. At just over 200 pages, THE WAVE follows the food pyramid style of writing: lots of sustenance and almost no fat. Unfortunately, this also makes it really hard to describe the plot without giving anything away.Errol Porter, recently jobless, wifeless and hopeless, can’t get his dad to stop calling him. The trouble i [...]

  • I was really surprised as I read this book. Once I began reading it, I couldn't put it down. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. The beginning of the story captured my attention and I wanted to know more about Llad and his life. I was disappointed that we really didn't get to find out more about Llad's capabilities and how he chooses to deal with his new found advanced skills. I felt the ending was a rushed and Llad's feelings of what was taking place were not disclosed. This is a book that [...]

  • More like 3.5 stars; four for storytelling and three for the story. Let me just say that I'm a terrible fantasy/sci-fi reader, too many books make you learn a whole new vocabulary or name the characters using unusual names, it throws me. Try as I might, it throws me. This book didn't. It's a sort of bodysnatchers story, and I think what worked for me is that it's set in the real world with characters as solid as you'd expect from Mr. Mosley. I liked it, but it didn't blow my socks off.

  • This was okay. The book is about Errol, a man whose father died recently. Errol has been getting phone calls in the middle of the night recently, from a mysterious voice that sounds like his father. He's not sure what to think, but decides to go to the cemetery and check it out. He meets a strange young man who looks a lot like his father, but is apparently homeless. Errol is not sure what to make of this guy, but feels bad for him and takes him home.Then a bunch of weird aliens and government c [...]

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