Re: RARA-AVIS: Mike Hammer's strength and heroism

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 17 May 2004

Hammer is far from being the only unlikable protagonist of hardboiled and noir fiction. The name Patricia Highsmith should bring up all sorts of unlikable main characters
(does she have *any* likable ones?).

Also, it worries me that people may be confusing Mike Hammer with Mickey Spillane.



"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

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