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I ams a big fan of the better known noir writers like Raymond Chandler
on April 22, 2015
I recently read a short story by David Goodis, "The Professional Man," and I was hooked !.I am a big fan of the better known noir writers like Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammet, Cornel Woolrich, James Cain,and Jim Thompson,David Goodis' writing is the same caliber as the aforementioned authors. Night Squad may have a few slow parts in the narrative, but the chase scene in the Swamp is outstanding. I almost missed my stop, while returniong home from work, because I couldn't stop reading the book. Goodis has an uncanny ability to pull the reader into the stark psychological landscape of his characters. There are no cardboard cutout personalities in Goodis' stories. There are certain contemporary suspense writers, whose entertaining tales are forgotten almost as soon as you finish them. Not so with Goodis.His stories may be disturbing, but you will not soon forget them.Great, great reading!