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The Last Cop Out

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans
Paperback, 252 pages
Published July 19th 1974 by Corgi (first published 1973)
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John Bruni
The cover for this book is probably one of the most eye-catching covers of its era. Take a look at the copy on the back, and you'll be shocked that something like this could have been published back then. It makes this book sound like a 190-page blood orgasm, and it lives up to expectations. Spillane is the best when it comes to psychotic heroes. Not anti-heroes, mind you, but HEROES. This book is the best example of it. It's an orgy of blood and vulgarity rivaled by no other crime book. It's an ...more
Maria Grazia
Spillane assomiglia ad Ellroy, per trame e ambientazioni, e anche per la violenza dei suoi personaggi che sembra fine a se stessa. Qui sangue e morte la fanno da protagonisti in ogni pagina, orchestrati da un ex poliziotto che porta avanti la sua vendetta contro chi lo ha fatto, per paura delle sue capacità, buttare fuori dalla polizia. Un ottimo romanzo, molto ben scritto, che non viene addolcito nemmeno dall'inevitabile storia d'amore.
Tyler Cole
This was the first Mickey Spilliane book I have read. I doubt if this was his best effort. For me, there were too many players, too much dialog and low key suspense. The story did not flow well and at times seemed forced. I have bought his first book, I, The Jury, and will give him another chance.
Jonathan Stevens
This aimless mess of a story is certainly not Mickey Spillane at his
best. Lots of graphic sex and brutality, but if that was supposed to
save it, it doesn't. I shhould have re-read an old Mike Hammer novel,
instead of this.

Lukas Persson
This one was a lot of fun; I like when classic pulp writers get to explore their dirtier side later in life.
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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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