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Kiss Me, Deadly by Mickey Spillane
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Apr 27, 10

Read in April, 2010

I read this in German, in which it was called Rhapsodie in Blei, which is a pun in German, as "Blei" means "lead". Having seen the movie, I was a bit confused--the novel never mentions anything about nuclear material in the box, and the ending has no glowing house on the beach. I was rather tired at the end, though, having suffered through a lot of violence. Some of it required a big suspension of disbelief: tied down to a bed and under watch by several armed goons, it was surely curtains for Mike Hammer. But a page later he had left the building and all those men were dead. The descriptions of all the beautiful dames was entertaining, but similar material is done much better by Chandler.
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