Never Die Alone

Never Die Alone

by Donald Goines

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Overview

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 revenge was acceptable, too. Whatever it took. Then he made it big—only to find others had not forgotten, had no intention of forgiving. They came after him. He left behind a Cadillac and a diary, left it to a writer Donald Goines called “Paul Pawlowski.” Like all Goines’ novels, Never Die Alone is based on truth.

“He lived by the code of the streets and his books vividly recreated the street jungle and its predators.” —New Jersey Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870679971
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 116,645
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.

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Never Die Alone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my comentary on never die alone: this book was a little gritty and some of it was very close to the film.King David was a selfish guy who I would not bother to call a real man.He had to have everything his way or no way.The way he totally messed up that woman with the battery acid mixed with the dope,was truly brutal!!!Making the return back to New York after what he done to the kingpin,Moon,was a very dumb mistake.I mean who could really forget about a person who has done a great injustice to them?I liked the character of mike in both the book and the film.The way things went for mike in the end for mike in both the novel and the movie were different but,I'm not going to spoil that.Overall, it's about how nothing good can come from greed,how what you put out,comes right back to you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I told you'll that I was going to read it! I was pleased to see how close the book, and movie were to one another! With very minor differences.
What's that saying? You live by the sword you die by the sword. OH YES! King David was a grimy dude insistent on doing whatever it took to get whatever he wanted and the cost didn't matter. Your last dollar, your dignity, your life he took and took until the tables flipped and his greed cost him dearly in the end as he tried to settle with the past.
What goes around comes back around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I understand why my ex-boyfriend was so intrigued by Goines' books. When I saw the movie, I had to finally read a book from Goines in hopes to find the answers to the questions I had. Surprisingly, I liked the movie better. The ending to this book was quick, but unrealistic (about Paul) whereas Paul's ending in the movie was reasonable. But the ending with Mike in this book was more believable than his ending in the movie. I liked the fact that the movie made King David and Mike have a deeper connection whereas the book didn't. Michael Ealy and the lady who played Juanita (Parenthood) played their parts to the tea. But I still think the reason King David came back was vague and stupid, in the movie and the book. On the upside, I will be buying more of his books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My barber put me on to Mr. Goines. I bought the book last night and finished the last 40 pages as soon as I got up this morning. Addictive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of Goines best books. He truely outdoes himself in this book. He keeps it real in this book from the time you open it,it will have you guessing on how much of this is really real and is the main character in the book himself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS CALM, COMPARED TO DONALD GOINES OTHER BOOKS. IT DID NOT HAVE AS MUCH KILLINGS AS HIS OTHERS. I LIKE THE BOOK BECAUSE IT LET OUT A DEAD MAN'S SECRETS AND HOW CRUEL A PERSON CAN BE. KING COBRA WAS COLD HEARTED TO THE DAY HE DIED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK. IT SHOWED HOW OUT COLD AND COLD HEARTED A PERSON CAN BE. IT ALSO SHOWED HOW A PERSON CAN BE HONEST WHEN THERE IS NOTHING IN THE WORLD GOING HIS WAY. I LIKE DONALD GOINES BOOK, BUT THIS ONE IS MELLOW COMPARED TO HIS OTHER BOOKS. I LOVE THE WAY HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm 14 years old and i just want to say 1 thing......This book is off the hook!! i read it in 1 day i couldn't put it down 4 nothin!! i think it's the best book he ever made...and he got some good azz books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me on the edge of seat. I was kinda upset for King David, until I read all that he had destroyed. Everyone in the book got what they deserved, except Paul.