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My Gun Is Quick

My Gun Is Quick [Kindle Edition]

Mickey Spillane
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 611 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (1 Jun 1950)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031TZ9NK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,979 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dated but first-rate thriller 17 Aug 2012
By Stephen Citynskyj TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Spillane's brand of thriller is certainly hardboiled, but he writes with such brash energy and occasional flashes of eloquence that his stories are hard to put down. This one is a fine example of Spillane at his thrilling best. His wonderfully original opener leads you out of your cosy sense of normality and into the world of Mike Hammer. We then get quickly into the thick of the action in classic style - fist fights, gunfights, chases and stakeouts - all laced with a ready supply of drink and women.

The story is as convoluted as any of Spillane's offerings, and keeps your flipping the pages to the very last one, where he dishes up the big finish. The sex and violence is edgy even 50 years after the book's first appearance, but it is fun and entertaining, dated perhaps, but a thoroughbred of escapist pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I disagree 100% with the other review posted here. 25 Aug 2000
By Bryan D White - Published on
Look, Spillane is just not for everyone. In the particular subgenre of detective fiction that is Hardboiled, though, Nobody even comes close to Spillane in terms of white knuckle, jaw grating brutality and suspense. With the exception of his books from the '70s (can't remember the titles at the moment, but they're more scattered and almost pornographically sexual in parts), I have never picked up a Spillane book that I could put down until the gut-punching end.
I have to wonder if the other reviewer here even likes anything from this genre at all? Jim Thompson, for instance?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A half-century's perspective 17 Aug 2006
By Roger Long - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
After a hiatus of 50 years, I read this hardboiled novel again. I was in high school the first time and very taken by the tough-guy attitude and Mike Hammer's ease with willing women. I had neither and still don't, I'll add as an aside. The book still works for me, but for somewhat different reasons. Nickel calls, "rods," cheap subway fares, etc. date it but delightfully so. After all, 1950 (when this was published) was in a vastly different world from today.

The plot doesn't really matter much. We see Mike Hammer get beaten severely of an evening, never hospitalized, and fully recovered apparently by morning. So what? That's part of the theme in Spillane. The dark, wet streets of Manhattan are a perfect setting, a sort of film noir on paper. The characters are comic book cutouts, hookers with good hearts, twisted bad dudes, tough-minded and tough-muscled good guys. The dialogue is almost funny sometimes, especially in the last chapter with Hammer laying it all out for the lord-high evil doer. And we don't get the denouement until the last page. Mickey Spillane doesn't waste time with cool downs.

I give this one five stars for nostalgia if for nothing else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved this book! 20 Jun 2001
By "jaceygale" - Published on
This book was exciting, moved fast, and Spillane's character, Mike Hammer, as always, was in top form. Spillane's stories are always suspenseful and exciting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My gun is quick 2 Feb 2013
By Jeremy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked it. Couldn't totally say I loved it. The action parts were still great but some parts it slightly dragged but not enough to make me hate it. But overall pretty good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The toughest detective in New York. 18 Nov 2012
By mike1705 - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mickey Spillane was one of the best writers of Detective Fiction in the world. His hard hitting hero, Mike Hammer will keep you up all night. Most of the stories are written in the 1940's thru 1950's in New York. Might be difficult for some young readers to get their minds wrapped around the story, but the rest of us will want to read and re-read all of the books.
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