Ed's Reviews > The Big Bang
The Big Bang
Nov 07, 2010
Take Mickey Spillane's tough guy P.I. Mike Hammer: love him or hate him. I favor the former. My late grandfather read him, so maybe it's a nostalgia trip for me. Who cares why? Fiction is to entertain, and Mickey/Mike deliver the goods. This caper finds Mike in the very 1960s New York City (the manuscript finished by Collins after Spillane's death) chasing dope pimps (the huge shipment of heroin is "the big bang") who want to kill him. Sometimes I got a little disoriented in the plot, but my late at night reading time may be to blame. The prose is smooth and, at times, downright stylish. Plus Mike loves all the ladies he ever meets. He's a knight errant packing a .45. Mess with him at your peril.
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November 7, 2010 – Started Reading
November 7, 2010 – Shelved
November 7, 2010 –8.98% "Nostalgia brings me back to Mike Hammer's "rough justice". My grandfather loved them."
November 7, 2010 –22.66%
November 8, 2010 –34.77%
November 9, 2010 –65.63%
November 10, 2010 – Finished Reading