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Where discerning readers can get up to date coverage of crime movies, books and comics. Here you can expect news, interviews, essays, recommendations and enthusiastic ramblings about crime fiction in all its exciting forms. Goodis' protagonist, "Jim Vanning," is remarkably capable of dealing with the adversity that continuously confronts him, much more so than the author's usual protagonist. Enjoying catching up with Goodis' other work, more than half a century after seeing the Truffaut adaptation and picking up a paperback edition of Down There. Glad to see the man is back in print

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Where discerning readers can get up to date coverage of crime movies, books and comics. Here you can expect news, interviews, essays, recommendations and enthusiastic ramblings about crime fiction in all its exciting forms. Goodis' protagonist, "Jim Vanning," is remarkably capable of dealing with the adversity that continuously confronts him, much more so than the author's usual protagonist.

Enjoying catching up with Goodis' other work, more than half a century after seeing the Truffaut adaptation and picking up a paperback edition of Down There. Glad to see the man is back in print Post a Comment. Nightfall could easily have been adapted for Hitchcock. Thing is, Vanning doesn't have it. Yeah, he did have it. But he lost it. How do you lose that kind of money? Detective Fraser is onto Vanning. He's been following the suspect for weeks now. He feels like he knows Vanning.

And something tells him that this man, this working artist, could not have killed a man and absconded with three-hundred K. But now those three hoods are following Vanning as well Things go on from there like one would expect from a good suspense novel. Vanning has to keep ahead of the hoods and the cops while also trying to decide if the lovely Martha is with the crooks or merely being used by them.

So you have your wrong man scenario, a follow-that-cab scene, some fight scenes, a hair-raising escape, a romance - the whole Hitchcock package. There's even a groaner explanation in the denouement I'm a douche like the one in Psycho! In other words, Nightfall is kind of a disappointment. For a suspense novel, it's pretty damned good. The good dialogue, the bitter prose, the solid action - that's all here, no complaints. It's just that, well, the story isn't as dark, the protagonist not as tortured, the ending not as achingly sad.

It just doesn't blow you away like his fifties stuff does. Speaking of his fifties stuff, I've already started reading Black Friday and ho-lee shee-it does it rock so far. But I have to say, what was Goodis' deal with thousand dollar bills?

I can't think of ANY crime novel featuring the thousand dollar bill off the top of my head and then I read Nightfall and Black Friday back-to-back and they both prominently feature thousand-dollar bills. Yeah, it makes copious amounts of cash easier to stow or, in the case of Nightfall, lose , but come on. Expect a Black Friday review soon Posted by CrimeNerd at PM. Labels: david goodis , nightfall. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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I've read six of David Goodis's novels. You could almost predict that fatal bar fight from reading his novels. According to Wiki he was "doing research" for his writing. Thanks for the visit, George.

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David Loeb Goodis March 2, — January 7, was an American writer of crime fiction noted for his output of short stories and novels in the noir fiction genre. Born in Philadelphia , Goodis alternately resided there and in New York City and Hollywood during his professional years. According to critic Dennis Drabelle, "Despite his [university] education, a combination of ethnicity Jewish and temperament allowed him to empathize with outsiders: the working poor, the unjustly accused, fugitives, criminals. In Philadelphia, Goodis's father co-owned a newspaper dealership and later went into the textile business as the William Goodis Company. A brother, Jerome, born in , died of meningitis at age three. In , another brother, Herbert, was born into the family. Goodis attended Simon Gratz High School and was engaged in student affairs, editing the school newspaper, serving as student council president, and participating in athletics as a member of both the track and swim teams.

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For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. Category: Crime Mysteries Noir Mysteries. Available from:. Ebook —. About Nightfall For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. Also by David Goodis. Product Details.

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