1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 137: Crime Partners, by Doland Goines

Crime Partners is the tale of two young hoods looking to make a dollar as stick-up men, and they are more than happy to hand out their own version of street justice, be it shooting a child-beater, a neglectful mothers, or a heroin pusher.  This one has Goines’s standard mix of tragedy and violence, and he even tries to throw in a little romance, though he’s not quite as good at writing about love as he is writing about blood.  The book seems to lose a little of its direction, comes to an abrupt ending and leaves the reader wondering about the two homicide detectives that Goines gets the reader invested in.  Not his best work, but if you enjoy Goines’s other works, you’ll enjoy this one to.

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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