David Goodis





David Goodis

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born
in Philadelphia, PA, The United States
March 02, 1917

died
January 07, 1967

gender
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Born and bred in Philadelphia, David Goodis was an American noir fiction writer. He grew up in a liberal, Jewish household in which his early literary ambitions were encouraged. After a short and inconclusive spell at at the University of Indiana, he returned to Philadelphia to take a degree in journalism, graduating in 1937.


Average rating: 3.95 · 4,257 ratings · 415 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
Shoot the Piano Player
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,565 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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Nightfall
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1947 — 24 editions
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The Wounded and the Slain (...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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Dark Passage
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 1946 — 6 editions
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Street of No Return
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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The Blonde on the Street Co...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1954 — 2 editions
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The Burglar
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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Cassidy's Girl
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1951 — 12 editions
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The Moon in the Gutter
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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Black Friday and Selected S...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1979 — 8 editions
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More books by David Goodis…
“The trouble with people is they don't understand people.”
David Goodis

“It began with a shattered dream.”
David Goodis, Of Tender Sin

“He told himself she wasn’t really such a bad person, she was just a pest, she was sticky, there was something misplaced in her make-up, something that kept her from fading clear of people when they wanted to be in the clear.”
David Goodis, Dark Passage

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