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read kindle ✓ The Burglar Ï Paperback é A dreamlike masterpiece of crime honor and perverse loyalty by the legendary author of Shoot the Piano PlayerNat Harbin is a family man  His family happens to be a gang of burglars Now Nat has met a woman so hypnotically seductive that he will leave his partners and his trade to possesId Goodis one of the great practitioners of the hard boiled crime novel a haunting identification with life's losers and a hero who finds out who he is only by betraying everything he believes Huge parts of this book I utterly utterly loved But there were also parts I found cheesy or vague or something

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A dreamlike masterpiece of crime honor and perverse loyalty by the legendary author of Shoot the Piano PlayerNat Harbin is a family man  His family happens to be a gang of burglars Now Nat h Underneath the facade' of a heist novel lies a story about a damaged man who slowly finds himself only to loose his tender grip on a perfect reality just as he begins to grasp it Nat Harbin grew up fostered by a thief raised as one consumed by the idea and thrill of the take Deeper than most in the sub genre 'The Burglar' inches towards literature by virtue of its core plot element and rationalisation of character For Nat the deducer evaluator and strategist planning execution and reward are drivers in a less than lawful lifestyle this he recognises while succumbing to old adage of being a product of his environment While the less than ideal childhood led him down the path to stolen jewels police shootouts death and murder its the steady cause for redemption and realisation of romantic notions that drives his character throughout the novel'The Burglar' offers a glimpse at the grim over glitter side of the profession Herein lies broken truths and empty dreams as members of the gang turn all too uickly for monetary gain damning false friendship in preference for saving themselves when the sirens come Adding to a shattered criminal dynamic is a shyster in police blues who acts as the twist to each turn orchestrated by Goodis as the gang of thieves struggle to make way with their household take The inception of the corrupt figure a wolf in sheep's clothing promises so much and delivers far a testament to Goodis' boundary stretching noir largely thanks to a mysterious women named Della who eases herself too easily into the frame Female lead Gladden is the primary reason for the novel's deception turning heist to romance to noir with literally ualities Having grown up with Nat there was always going to be some sort of complex one that bears fruit just at the right time for the readers enjoyment My only real complaint with Goodis is that his male leads tend to be interchangeable 'The Burglar' 'Dark Passage' and 'Nightfall' all have protagonists with similar if not the same voice that aside this was a nice read Different to what I had perceived and rewarding all the same 4 starsThis review is from 'The Burglar' which appears in David Goodis Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s

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The BurglarAs met a woman so hypnotically seductive that he will leave his partners and his trade to possess her But you don't get away from family that easily The Burglar has the hallmarks that made Dav Lean mean and terribly bleak once this story starts moving it's pretty hard to break away from it until the haunting ending one of the best endings I've read This was my first novel by the nearly forgotten David Goodis and it won't be my lastExample of Goodis's poetic bleakness“He couldn’t speak The thing that crushed down on him was the sum weight of all the years and her voice was a lance cutting through it breaking it all up and showing him it added up to nothing but a horrible joke he had played on himself”