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The Day The Sea Rolled Back

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A man and his 12-year-old son lose all hope of finding a sunken treasure in the Caribbean. Then one day a strange thing happens to the sea.
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published July 23rd 1979 by Dutton Books (first published 1979)
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Jan 13, 2015 Thomas rated it liked it
A couple of weeks back, I was reminded of this book thanks to someone else asking about the name of the book. I had read this before, back when I was at least 30 years younger than I am now, and once we managed to track down the name of the book (and the surprise author!), I requested it through the library. Aside from being a source of nostalgia, the book had become a curiosity because it had been written by Mickey Spillane.

I've never read anything else by Spillane, but I could tell that the bo
Cindy May
First book I ever received (signed) from an author. I wrote him (Mickey Spillane) a fan letter when I was in high school for a paper I was writing about him. He not only wrote back (a hand typed letter), but he sent me an autographed copy of his only children's book. I think he's deceased now.

On a slightly related (or not) note, Stacy Keach used to play the character of Mike Hammer (one of Spillane's most popular characters in his detective novels) in all the made-for-TV movies that aired during
I only read this because my husband found it at Powell's and remembered reading it when he was a kid. It was dreadful. I can't remember it well enough to go into detail about its dreadfulness, but I know I don't want to read it again to sharpen my recall.
Trever Bacon
The Day The Sea Rolled Back by Mickey Spillane is about 2 kids that find a treasure box that they need to hide so they put it under a doc and leave it there. When they later find out that theirs a storm coming they go to treasure box and its not there. They see a diver crew next to the box, and they come up with an idea to get it back.

To get it back they make a big seen and take it, but then they leave it on a beach. Then they leave and the storm is coming sooner then they thought so they go ba
Deanna Anderson
Nov 19, 2014 Deanna Anderson rated it really liked it
A young adult mystery, but it sounded intriguing so I picked it up. It's good, read it in one night. I would recommend it for kids...maybe ages 8-13 depending on reading level.
Sep 02, 2012 Debra rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This book needs more readers, especially young teens. It was a great adventure story about a weird low tide and buried treasure, suddenly unburied. The 2 boys in the book are at times in mortal danger, so there is some good suspense here. I really like the fun fast read.
Sep 26, 2011 Metagion rated it liked it
This book wasn't TOO bad; it was geared more toward younger kids than adults. Not a bad story either; but it didn't hold my interest as well as it could have because it felt "dated" to me. Not bad, though, since it's a quick read.
Stephanie A.
An exciting treasure hunt adventure, one of the last waves (no pun intended) of classic boys' stories.
Jun 01, 2010 Steven rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010, thriller
Not good. Thankfully short.
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Mickey Spillane was one of the world's most popular mystery writers. His specialty was tight-fisted, sadistic revenge stories, often featuring his alcoholic gumshoe Mike Hammer and a cast of evildoers who launder money or spout the Communist Party line.

His writing style was characterized by short words, lightning transitions, gruff sex and violent endings. It was once tallied that he offed 58 peop
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