Monday, June 13, 2011

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

Today, I finished reading, "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" by Walter Mosley. This was my second book by Walter Mosley. Ptolemy Grey is an elderly man, dealing with dementia.  At the beginning of the book, the chaos of Ptolemy is surreal.  Mosley makes you wonder exactly how things could be for you when you become old. The various examples of Ptolemy being taken advantage of is real. I have always wondered why and how people could take advantage of the elderly, especially the sick and elderly.  Ironically though, this fictional book provides unique life lessons. Some of them are clear. Some of them you may miss but become evident as you read.

One of the most prevailing points, in my opinion, sticks out. This point - make sure your affairs and estate are taken care of before you past - is one that people often takes for granted. Ptolemy was able to get his affairs in place and foresee some of the things we have witnessed after death. For instance, Malcolm X's five daughters are still disputing over their parents' estate. Do you have a will? Who will oversee the happenings for your children? Have you considered these things?
Not surprising though, this book ended just like "Blonde Faith." Perhaps, the ending is Mosley's signature. He leaves you wanting more of the plot and the main characters.

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