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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Holloway House (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870678841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870678844
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donald Goines was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. From 1969 through 1974 he published 16 novels with Holloway House, which are now recognized as blood-soaked and almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

Customer Reviews

It's a good read that will have you hooked to the finish.
soulonice
The content is so graphic you shouldn't read any of these books if you don't want extreme, explicit, and raw negative images implanted in your mind.
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This is my seccond Donald Goines book that i've read so far.
Nitajo Alder

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By soulonice on June 20, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This story is about a pimp named Earl who had things going his way, but one event lead to another and his world came crumbling down around him. Unlike other stories or the such you may read or see about pimps, Goines gave this one some depth. He wasn't some fast-talking cat who just wasted money and used women. It was different, because he exposed a vulnerability there you rarely see in a character like this. It's a good read that will have you hooked to the finish.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nitajo Alder on April 20, 2004
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This is my seccond Donald Goines book that i've read so far. This book blew my mind it gives you the insight on pimping and prostitution, This book gives it to you straight I WAS IN TEARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK! this is a must read and 1 for the collection.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ebony on April 27, 2004
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Basically the book was about a pimp named Earl, and how he had everything. But when a horrible incident happens it changes his life for the worst. This book has so many twist and turns that you will want to keep reading it.This book was good. This book lets you see what was going on in that time and how they had to stuggle to get where they are.I would reccommend this book to any one who wants stay glued to a book. So far I am on the verge of reading all of his books, and i suggest other readers do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 18, 2014
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I can't read any more Donald Goines books. I just can't go any further. I see the pattern. "Black Girl Lost" and "Street Players" was enough for me to get the big picture about drugs and street life. The scenes in the books were so overwhelming that I had to put the book down several times. I began to have a sinking feeling and I thought I was having an anxiety attack. The treatment of women was disturbing beyond words. The content is so graphic you shouldn't read any of these books if you don't want extreme, explicit, and raw negative images implanted in your mind. Very bothersome and you will feel dirty.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By oldnewleft on January 29, 2006
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The 4th title I've read by Goines...regrettably one of his weaker efforts. The story ended so abruptly I believe the author was being hounded by his publisher or needed some heroin (Goines was addicted for many years) or both. Still some of the descriptions of steeet life were quite raw and vivid, reminding me of Whoreson or Dopefiend, two of his more vital efforts. An easy read, but one of his lesser constructions.
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By Deseray Young on June 5, 2014
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I was hesitant on buying this at first, but glad I did. This book was so good. Never a dull moment. Loved the storyline and the characters.
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By Marshan Carter on December 22, 2013
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really good book not for kid's , it's all about the hood !!!! yes sir amor all of Donald Goines book's..
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By Lady "J" on April 30, 2013
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I haven't read it yet, but I have read Donald Goines before and I really enjoyed them. So I hope this one is as good.
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