Posts Tagged ‘Old School’
 
 
 
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AIRTIGHT WILLIE & ME by Iceberg Slim

When it comes to “hos” and the men who run them, when it comes to intriguing and super-paced rivalry between ambitious pushers and dealers who sell dreams in a blizzard of white powder, when it comes to knowing the streets, it ...
 
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DOPEFIEND by Donald Goines

For twenty-three years of his young life Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea and ended with his murder at the age of thirty-nine. He had w...
 
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WHORESON by Donald Goines

Goines takes the reader into the violent world of ghetto prostitution. Whoreson Jones, the novel’s hero, is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. By the age of sixteen, he is a full-fledged pimp, co...

 
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BLACK GIRL LOST by Donald Goines

In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience – the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl’s soul! Sandra took to the streets when she was eight y...
 
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STREET PLAYERS by Donald Goines

In this, his fourth novel, Goines tests the tensile strength of a ghetto spawn who clawed his way to the top and fights like hell to stay there. He’s known as “Ear the Black Pearl,” and he’s left the homeboys behind – way behin...

 
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WHITE MAN’S JUSTICE, BLACK MAN’S GRIEF by Donald Goines

Goines’ classic novel of prison life, it has been called “one of the most revealing books ever written about prison life and the bigotry built into our system.” This is the story of Chester Hines, who thought he was the baddest...
 
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DADDY COOL by Donald Goines

Larry Jackson is better known to his clients as “Daddy Cool” – and they know he is the best. He can pull a trigger or toss a knife and never blink an eye. All that counts for is the bread – and his teenage daughter, Janet. But ...

 
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ELDORADO RED by Donald Goines

Again, based on his personal experience! When Donald Goines was discharged from the Air Force, he was addicted to heroin. To support his habit he staged the robbery of a local numbers house. And from that experience came Eldora...
 
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SWAMP MAN by Donald Goines

George Jackson was a “Swamp Man,” born and bred in Mississippi. He was a gentle young man who turned deadly as a water moccasin after he saw what the four hill boys did to his sister. They caught her soon after she got off the ...
 
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NEVER DIE ALONE by Donald Goines

King David never let anything stand in his way, as he clawed his way out of the mean streets. If it took busting an old lady’s head open with a Coke bottle for her last dollar, so be it. Mixing battery acid with cocaine to gain...