Sunday, August 11, 2019

He’s back …

… Mike Hammer Lives : The Booklist Reader. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

 In reading Spillane, it’s important, Collins emphasizes, to “consider the era.” He explains, “Mike Hammer was a returning World War II vet who learned to kill in the jungle islands of the South Pacific. He was now going to deal with criminals the way he dealt with the enemy in war, bringing a combat soldier’s approach to crime fighting. This connected him with an audience of veterans returning to a postwar world that was not living up to its billing.”

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