Re: RARA-AVIS: long post on spillane

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 24 May 2002

<<somebody here recently on the list suggested he was a violent psycho. add racist and sexist pig to the list, and he becomes even darker. is this in itself a reason to dislike spillane's books? no. lou ford is not a real likable guy, and
_killer inside me_ is considered a classic.>>

I think Spillane is poor on characterization and dialogue. But he is very strong in action scenes, just like Edgar Rice Burroughs (the closest comparison I can find, but then this morning I'm foggy). His imagination is visual.



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