Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Mickey Spillane

Date: 31 Oct 2007

Eric wrote:

"It occurred to me recently that Spillane's work influenced a whole subgenre of writing, (I'm not going to say literature.) I refer to the
'vigilante,lone individual dealing out graphically violent "justice" ' series, like the Destroyer,Executioner, Nick Carter , the Penetrator, et al."

You might be interested in William's Ruehlman's Saint with a Gun, which discusses this lineage in some detail.


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