RARA-AVIS: My Gun is Quick

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 17 Mar 2006

Somebody mentioned this recently. I just finished it.
 I didn't like it as much as I, The Jury. I'm not a big stickler for realistic plots, but there were more than a couple points that required a liberal nod to fictional license. The cop Pat is remains a poorly developed character. Delighted me to see Mike quoting Shakespeare, though. My Gun is Quick doesn't do much to bolster Spillane haters who declare Hammer's misogyny. Hammer shows a fair amount of sensitivity to the female predicament in the book. In noir it's not hard to draw the line between the good girl and the femme fatale. Spillane appears to be big into the fallen angel.

Loading up for vacation now. We'll make a trip to the bookstore this weekend for a few new ones. I'm getting a hankering for some more Southern Gothic. Maybe Faulkner. Maybe Larry Brown or Cormac McCarthy.


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