"[A] comprehensive look at the gritty novelist's own thug life, (Low Road) unfolds like a fast-paced thriller that mirrors Goines's popular bestsellers."--Essence magazine
"In an in-depth biography of the original street-fiction author, Donald Goines, Allen examines the life of the late author who influenced all your favorite rappers."--The Source
"Allen illuminates the life and writings of arguably the most influential chronicler of black urban life in the post-World War II era. Goines' legacy is maintained by a hip-hop generation that is just as invisible and ignored. Eddie B. Allen J...thankfully brings that legacy into even sharper focus."--AOL BlackVoices
"For readers who are looking for the definitive story of Donald Goines's life, a wonderful addition to their bookshelves about black popular culture and its icons, and simply, a great read, this is the book." --Black Issues Book Review
The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines
Eddie B. Allen, Jr.