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PostSubject: Goodis is God   Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:45 pm

That's it. He is. I've never read hard-boiled fiction like it. Incredible!
I love David Goodis.

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:52 am

I have to second Lost Soul's motion that Goodis is God! Even when the story just drifts along he is very gripping. I've just finished Shoot the Piano Player which was excellent, much better than the film.

His characters are loners, longshoremen, dockers and drifters. Things happen to them, they get in situations, they struggle with things that never get resolved and usually will end up in the same position as at the start. The books can be quite bleak but they are an enthralling read.

I thoroughly recommend Goodis!

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:17 am

Well, with all that sound endorsement, I'm off to find me some!

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:56 am

Just watched "Nightfall" on Turner Classic Movies.

1956, b&w.

It was fantastic. Now I'm hooked and am heading out later to find some Goodis in earnest.

Great film.

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:46 am

Did you ever get around to reading any Goodis, Mimi?
Shame on you if you still haven't!

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:49 pm

not trying to hijack the thread, but have you guys seen this site:

(WARNING LS IT's ebooks only!) study

http://www.munseys.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Goodis is God   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:54 pm

Librarian - that's a neat site... some great covers. I am a sucker for pulp graphics.
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