RE: RARA-AVIS: Spillane

Pat Zeitoun (
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 09:59:16 -0500

Your observation that Spillane was not writing for a 90s audience is critical to enjoying or understanding his work. By current standards, he is the epitome of political incorrectness. But, he was spot on for his time. But no, there is "no such thing as a good Spillane novel", if you are going to judge them by current views of morality or sexuality.

What happened after his religious conversion? Did he continue to write and is he still alive?



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