The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - Walter Mosley

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

By Walter Mosley

  • Release Date: 2010-11-11
  • Genre: Black Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 278 Ratings

Description

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time.

Marooned in an apartment that overflows with mementos from the past, 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey is all but forgotten by his family and the world. But when an unexpected opportunity arrives, everything changes for Ptolemy in ways as shocking and unanticipated as they are poignant and profound.

Reviews

  • Good read

    5
    By Ancu326
    Read this book for book club and was pleasantly surprised by how well the author depicted each character and formed a very interesting story.
  • One worth reading several times

    5
    By GrandpaSmokey
    What a beautiful tale. I look forward to the gift of finding it in my library years from now and reading it again.
  • Wonderful book!

    5
    By ksmljcs
    Great book
  • Very good.

    5
    By NeDav Colorado
    I really liked this book.
  • Awesome

    5
    By migflores
    Could not put it down. The story is breath taking, you cant help but care for Mr. Gray and his adventure to recovering clarity.
  • Last days of Ptolemy grey

    5
    By rlargman
    Very moving incantation on aging and the sadness of racial bigotry. A tour de force.
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

    4
    By jenajen
    Intriguing story. Although you may be able to figure out where it's going you keep reading because you want to hear the words.
  • Mr. Mosley did it again

    5
    By johnniemouse
    I have enjoyed every book that I read of mr. Mosley's. But this one I became part of. Maybe it is because I am old enough that I forget someones name I should remember or forget to do something that I should have remembered to do. But all of us older readers will remember Ptolemy.
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

    5
    By ShayPotts
    Excellent work! This book is so good that you try and read slow to make it last longer, but it's too good to last. Thank you Mr. Mosley.
  • So lovely

    5
    By Reluctant reader
    This was a wonderful telling. It reaffirms that good overcomes evil and yes, love does prevail.