I’m almost done with Blonde Faith, the new Walter Mosley — it’s an Easy Rawlins, not a Sexistential novel — and it strikes me again how unique his character names are. Easy (Ezekiel Rawlins) and Mouse (Raymond Alexander) are part of the mystery-lover vernacular by now, of course, but with supporting characters, Mosley likes to get a little out there. There’s Easy’s adopted kids, Jesus (“Juice”) and Feather, and so many more. For your consideration:
Porky the Pimp
Easter Dawn Black
Let me be clear that I like his character names. Not like a guy named Keir could say anything, anyway.
Update: How could I forget Pretty Smart and Faith Neverman?