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Street of No Return Free download ✓ 105 ´ In Street of No Return we meet the pathetic figure of Whitey Once upon a time Whitey was a crooner with a million dollar voice and a standing invitation from any woman who heard him use it Until he had the bad luck to fall for Celia And then nothing would ever be the sameIn Street of No Return we meet the pathetic figure of Whitey Once upon a time Whitey was a. 'Street Of No Return' is one of my favourite Goodis novels It's multi layered has an interesting central character and a deep interlocking plot Goodis views race riots alcoholism murder police corruption and a deep seeded longing for a better place all through a tainted glass beer bottle Whitey a bum amongst bums is mistaken for a murderer after trying to aide a felled police officer in a dark alleyway His trip to the station house brings insight into the world around him Danger and breathing go hand in hand The world is not a nice place and the boys in blue have a hidden agendaI was surprised at how complex Goodis made 'Street Of No Return' Not only did he maintain an interesting plot set in the present but also enveloped the reader in the past a time when Whitey wasn't a street dweller and his clothes not insect infested Even interesting to read is how that past and a women named Celia impact on the race riots happening around him in the present tense 'Street Of No Return' is a fast paced crime novel set primary at night to hold true to the noir theme The protagonist is a helpless drunk the good guys are bad the bad guys are bad and the riots are only the tip of a much larger and deadlier iceberg The speed at which the story is delivered is not without its filler content with some passages coming across as dialogue heavey and perhaps unwarrented The only thing that really holds 'Street Of No Return' back is the typical Goodis internal dialogue by which the character has a tendency to over think a situation and analyse every possible move and outcome Some of this introspection detracted from the story at hand which is a shame as the plot itself was excellent That aside I really enjoyed 'Street Of No Return' and have no hesitation is saying that this will be a future re read 4 starsThis review of 'Street Of No Return' is from the Library of America single bound hardcover collection 'David Goodis Five Noir Novels of the 1940's and 1950's'
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M use it Until he had the bad luck to fall for Celia And then nothing would ever be the sa. 081010 second review this is the last of five novels of the goodis anthology here republished by library of America again i up the rating for this one seems almost like his particular template fast lean pathetic poetic or maybe just the archetype for him all the usual suspects sensitive artist type thin frail blonde criminals cops and then same plot artist blindsided by love girl held back by criminals ruined and debased world vs transcendent purity of love lost lost lost maybe i was mistaken in calling it 'nihilistic' because though he loses out there is tragedy there are ideals there is love but yes this is a bleak book this is a vision of the 1950s far not only in era from the comfortable uptown suburbs i grew up in and always already thought the whole worldfirst review sad sad sad walk with the destitute the indigent the loser locked into a spiral of self destruction all of course triggered by love of a woman short bleak existential possibly most nihilistic of the roman noir i have read
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Street of No ReturnCrooner with a million dollar voice and a standing invitation from any woman who heard hi. David Goodis is the 300 AM poet of the lost and the forgotten in other words the damned Remarkable novelist that reads like a noir as a feverish nightmare Wonderful book