Review

The Wave

by Walter Mosley



When Errol Porter starts receiving late night phone calls from
someone claiming to be his dead father, he's more than scared ---
he's terrified. Although he doesn't want to believe it, this person
knows too much information to be an imposter. Letting his curiosity
get the best of him, he decides to go and meet this person, hoping
for the best. What he receives, however, is more revelation than he
bargained for.

Arthur Porter is determined to see his family and mend fences that
were broken long ago. Fully aware of his reincarnation, his mission
is not only for reconciliation but for protection of the one thing
that has allowed him to come back and make things right: The
Wave.

As hard as it is to believe that his father is back, Errol seems to
be the only one unable to accept it. His sister and even his mother
have embraced his father's corpse and continued life as they know
it. As Errol and Arthur spend time with each other, Arthur alters
destiny quite a bit with his appearance. He reveals not only
secrets from the past that cause great mayhem but also the truth
that's been hidden for many years about his reason for reappearing.
Through curiosity, Errol discovers this truth behind the mystery.
After being kidnapped, interrogated and held in confinement by the
government against his will, he vows to protect the one thing that
holds this very valuable key.

The government has been keeping secrets that can alter the entire
mindset of the human race. With a psycho plastic surgeon on staff
keeping his own agenda, the main goal of the mission is terribly
compromised. What could have been an awesome discovery ends up
being a weapon of mass destruction. With time running out and a
madman on his heels, Errol realizes he has the fate of the world in
his very hands.

It's difficult to learn new things, but Errol is able to obtain new
information on the human existence and information that was passed
from ages ago. One thing is for certain: he's up against time and
it doesn't intend to stand still.

Walter Mosley takes readers on an unforgettable journey of
self-discovery and belief, leaving you to question what's real.
Although written as fiction, this storyline exercises your mind,
forcing you to examine governmental dealings and the notion of
other world exchanges. Eerily evoking emotion and deep thought,
Mosley has done it again. THE WAVE is an excellent read and a
thought-provoking story.

Reviewed by Belinda Williams on January 24, 2011

The Wave
by Walter Mosley

  • Publication Date: January 3, 2006
  • Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Aspect
  • ISBN-10: 0446533637
  • ISBN-13: 9780446533638