Eldorado Red

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Holloway House, 1974 - Fiction - 223 pages
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"Again, based on 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 number of local houses. And from that experience came Eldorado Red! It's the vicious story of crooks who get richer with the dollars of the ghetto poor. He's got it knocked; new cars, mellow women and plenty money. Then he learns that treachery falls at the feet of his own son!"--P. [4] of cover.

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I felt like this book was a dud. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did any of the other books I have read by Goines. It lacked evocative feeling. It did not make me feel any of the same emotions ... Read full review

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I like the fact that Goines doesn't overdo his stories . He gives you just enough info for you to feel the story authenticity but not too much to where it's redundant . I read it in two days Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Goines was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. He was shot to death while at his typewriter as he was putting the final touches on his 17th novel, Kenyatta's Last Hit.

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