Friday, April 3, 2009

Hardboiled P.I. Quote of the Day (from The Big Kill by Mickey Spillane)



Sometimes you come across a passage that is just the perfect example of a particular type of writing. That's what I thought when I read this sentence from the third paragraph of page one of The Big Kill by Mickey Spillane:

She saw me sitting there with my stool tipped back against the cigarette machine and change of a fin on the bar, decided I could afford a wet evening for two and walked over with her hips waving hello.

3 comments:

David Cranmer said...

A great passage and I never tire of Spillane. Hopefully, Max A. will keep us satisfied with more Hammer and other characters for years to come. I enjoyed the recent THE GOLIATH BONE quite a bit.

ARCHAVIST said...

Mickey was special, without a doubt.

Craig Clarke said...

I'm a recent convert, and with all the talk about the roughness of his work, I'm very pleasantly surprised at the sentimental side of it.

For example, I was floored at how it was very subtly presented in Goliath Bone that Hammer had never really gotten over his relationship from I, the Jury. Heartbreaking, really.

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