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Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal

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RIP the Hard Boiled Dick
Mickey Spillane died today at the age of 88. He was a great storyteller who resurrected the hard-boiled detective operative from the boozy stupor that Dash Hammett sunk into, and saved him for Bill Pronzini to epitomize. Mike Hammer is the son of the Continental Op and the father of the Nameless Detective.
Ave atque vale, Mickey.


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LOL, I'm sorry but I had the funniest mind picture when I read that heading.


No? did you??

[innocent look]I simply can't imagine why...[dissolves into laughter]

He will definitely be missed. If you've not read it, his last novel, "Something's Down There", is an excellent read - the old master lost none of his ability to age - and has an interestingly different premise.

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