[Reading] ➬ Never Die Alone ➳ Donald Goines – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Never Die Alone King David Never Let Anything Stand In His Way, As He Clawed His Way Out Of The Mean Streets If It Took Busting An Old Lady S Head Open With A Coke Bottle For Her Last Dollar, So Be It Mixing Battery Acid With Cocaine To Gain Revenge Was Acceptable, Too Whatever It Took Then He Made It Big Only To Find Others Had Not Forgotten, Had No Intention Of Forgiving They Came After Him He Left Behind A Cadillac And A Diary, Left It To A Writer Donald Goines Called Paul Pawlowski Like All Goines Novels, Never Die Alone Is Based On Truth He Lived By The Code Of The Streets And His Books Vividly Recreated The Street Jungle And Its Predators New Jersey Voice

[Reading] ➬ Never Die Alone  ➳ Donald Goines – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Never Die Alone
  • Donald Goines
  • English
  • 21 December 2017
  • 087067997X

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➬ Never Die Alone ➳ Donald Goines – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    Fire baby hot love this man


  2. says:

    The French newspaper La Croix said of Donald Goines that he dives into the hellish world of the ghetto dear to Chester Himes, minus the humor Unlike most of the paternalistic, misguided, and subtly racist international raves from French publications that are printed in every Holloway House edition of Goines s novels, this is actually a pretty good description of his writing, and gets to the heart of both what I like and don t like about his novels Like Himes, Goines wrote rough hewn, ni The French newspaper La Croix said of Donald Goines that he dives into the hellish world of the ghetto dear to Chester Himes, minus the humor Unlike most of the paternalistic, misguided, and subtly racist international raves from French publications that are printed in every Holloway House edition of Goines s novels, this is actually a pretty good description of his writing, and gets to the heart of both what I like and don t like about his novels Like Himes, Goines wrote rough hewn, nightmarish narratives about pimps, pushers, and killers in timeless black American ghetto settings I say timeless because there s very little specificity in Goines s writing Aside from a few things like model years of cars, his narratives could really take place at any point between 1945 and 1990 Unlike Himes, however, Goines has absolutely no sense of humor, irony, or compassion for his characters All of this might go down easier if I had the sense that it was deliberate, but it s hard to feel that way, since Goines was clearly not fully in control of his narratives or his subject matter Every single sentence he wrote could have been improved upon When reading his books I get a strong sense that he wrote single drafts that he never revisited after he pushed off for the rest of the day There are points in Never Die Alone in which something happens and then the opposite thing happens in the next chapter If Goines had an editor, then he or she wasn t a very good one On the plus side, however, Goines s novels are raw and nihilistic in ways that very few books are, and that alone makes them worth reading


  3. says:

    A shocking expose on the rise and fall of King DavidI told you ll that I was going to read it I was pleased to see how close the book, and movie were to one another With very minor differences What s that saying You live by the sword you die by the sword OH YES King David was a grimy dude insistent on doing whatever it took to get whatever he wanted and the cost didn t matter Your last dollar, your dignity, your life he took and took until the tables flipped and his greed cost him dearly A shocking expose on the rise and fall of King DavidI told you ll that I was going to read it I was pleased to see how close the book, and movie were to one another With very minor differences What s that saying You live by the sword you die by the sword OH YES King David was a grimy dude insistent on doing whatever it took to get whatever he wanted and the cost didn t matter Your last dollar, your dignity, your life he took and took until the tables flipped and his greed cost him dearly in the end as he tried to settle with the past What goes around comes back around


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I liked this but nowhere near as much as I liked Black Gangster which I read about a month or two ago This is pretty short and it almost seems like Goines just wanted to push something out Like he wanted to get another book written, published and on the shelves or something I m not saying it s bad or that I didn t like it there just wasn t much there Black Gangster was a lotintricate and in effect made me think a lotI assumed all of Goines book would be the similiar in that re I liked this but nowhere near as much as I liked Black Gangster which I read about a month or two ago This is pretty short and it almost seems like Goines just wanted to push something out Like he wanted to get another book written, published and on the shelves or something I m not saying it s bad or that I didn t like it there just wasn t much there Black Gangster was a lotintricate and in effect made me think a lotI assumed all of Goines book would be the similiar in that respect This was much different Never Die Alone switches back and forth, from chapter to chapter, from Paul, a writer struggling to write his next novel, and Moon and his crew Moon is a pretty big drug dealer on the East Coast in New York Paul s chapters are interspersed with King David and K.D s diary which Paul finds after his death after a chance meeting between the two Moon s chapters are interspersed with Mike and his story also Mike was in Moon s crew until he decided to get revenge on King David for an earlier altercation when Mike was just a kid This revenge is what leads to King David and Paul coming into contact with each other I liked the way Goines added the two side stories to the main story and I liked how Paul got to learn of K.D s life through his diary instead of hearing it from the horses mouth I also liked the characters themselves for the most part Paul, the white Jew writer, Moon, Mike, and K.D himself I didn t like the shortness of the book or the way it felt emotionless It didn t feel like Goines put any emotion whatsoever into it and that came through loud and clear to me I will continue reading his books Black Gangster was far to good to not read any This was a good one but nothingand if anyone asked me to recommend one, out of the only two I ve read so far, it would most definitely be Black Gangster


  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Just finished another Donald Goines story I had already seen the movie so I knew what to expect But for some reason I don t remember Mike dying in the movie The book israw and real of course In the book Mike has two missing front teeth, in the movie Mike is played by the flawless Michael Ely with perfect teeth I love that his stories are short and sweet and to the point and it s not hard to find the lesson in them King David thought he would escape his fate He used, manipulated and Just finished another Donald Goines story I had already seen the movie so I knew what to expect But for some reason I don t remember Mike dying in the movie The book israw and real of course In the book Mike has two missing front teeth, in the movie Mike is played by the flawless Michael Ely with perfect teeth I love that his stories are short and sweet and to the point and it s not hard to find the lesson in them King David thought he would escape his fate He used, manipulated and lied to people, mostly weak and needy drug users, to get ahead He took advantage of people in their weakest moments Mike on the other hand held on to revenge so strong it over took him caused him to loose everything he had left.Donald Goines reminds us that the streets love no one and God s wrath is greater than your own


  6. says:

    Okay Why do I torture myself reading these books Once again I picked up an Urban book because I would like to readof this literature Unfortunately, my mind must the size of a red pea bean because I could not understand the difference between coke and heroin I could not get my mind around how the heroin was being used with a syringe I just did not understand There were parts I was not sure if King David wanted to beat up the girl Over all, it was a good story Just difficulty with th Okay Why do I torture myself reading these books Once again I picked up an Urban book because I would like to readof this literature Unfortunately, my mind must the size of a red pea bean because I could not understand the difference between coke and heroin I could not get my mind around how the heroin was being used with a syringe I just did not understand There were parts I was not sure if King David wanted to beat up the girl Over all, it was a good story Just difficulty with the lingo on my part


  7. says:

    This book is cold It s one of the shorter Goines tales but also one of the most entertaining It s interesting that the only praise worthy character is the Polish writer of Jewish ancestry Everybody else are selfish hustlers, con men and drug dealers The background characters were not spared Goines contempt, including the man simply trying to get some decent sleep in Pawlowski s building Does this tale reflect the way Donald Goines view of his community I wonder Unlike some of his other ta This book is cold It s one of the shorter Goines tales but also one of the most entertaining It s interesting that the only praise worthy character is the Polish writer of Jewish ancestry Everybody else are selfish hustlers, con men and drug dealers The background characters were not spared Goines contempt, including the man simply trying to get some decent sleep in Pawlowski s building Does this tale reflect the way Donald Goines view of his community I wonder Unlike some of his other tales, this one has a happy ending


  8. says:

    It s an enjoyable crime thriller Worth picking up for a quick read Full Review


  9. says:

    My favorite Donald Goines Book.


  10. says:

    Great book I love Donald Goines I want to compare the book to the movie and it was somewhat similar.

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