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David Goodis

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David Goodis


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

Died
January 07, 1967

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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 Indiana University, he returned to Philadelphia to take a degree in journalism, graduating in 1937.

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Shoot the Piano Player

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Dark Passage

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Nightfall

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The Wounded and the Slain

3.65 avg rating — 705 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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The Burglar

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Street of No Return

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The Moon in the Gutter

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Cassidy's Girl

3.80 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 1951 — 19 editions
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Night Squad

3.75 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1961 — 22 editions
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“The trouble with people is they don't understand people.”
David Goodis

“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

“You know me. Guys like me come a dime a dozen. No fire. No backbone. Dead weight waiting to be pulled around and taken to places where we want to go but can't go alone. Because we're afraid to go alone. Because we're afraid to be alone. Because we can't face people and we can't talk to people. Because we don't know how. Because we can't handle life and don't know the first thing about taking a bite out of life. Because we're afraid and we don't know what we're afraid of and still we're afraid. Guys like me.”
David Goodis, Dark Passage

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