Tuesday, August 24, 2010
"Macho does not provide mucho" Zsa Zsa Gabor
"Mucho Mojo" is a good summer beach book. The story moves along nicely and there's has an interesting plot line.
Leonard Pine is surprised to learn that his uncle Chester left him his home and $100,ooo. Leonard's felling was that he uncle didn't approve of him because he is gay.
He's with his friend, Hap Collins, when he arrives at his uncle's home. They find drug dealers from the crack house next door, using his front porch for a place to do business.
Pine asks Hap to move in with him and help fix up the house and as they do, they find a body of a young child in the basement. They also find some old coupons and photographs of little children in sexual positions. At first they suspect that Pine's uncle may have been a child molester and killer but upon looking at the evidence and Pine remembering that his uncle was a cop wanna be, they realize that it's something else. Uncle Chester must have been searching for the killer and perhaps leaving a message before the apparent dementia took his mind.
The book deals with significant subjects: the relationship between a black and a white man, friendship between a gay and straight man, the problem of crack cocaine and what a crack house does to a neighborhood, and child pornography and pedophilia.
The setting of La Borde, Texas' slums is well done and picturesque and the characters are likable and dialogue is a strong point to the novel.