Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer; Love and Hoods
Spillane's books are laced with sex and violence. This was his staple diet and he created a character named Mike Hammer who has all the trademark of the original Bond. He is strong, macho and a man who loves the company of women. He is an ex cop and he fights the hoods at their game. Mickey created Mike Hammer as a hood, a lawman hood to catch the evil hoods. Mickey always felt that to catch a hood you needed a hood. Mike hammer was loved by the reading public in the fifties and sixties of the last century. I understand Mike Hammer's books alone sold 60 million copies. That is a massive figure. Mike also killed without compunction and loved and left women like pebbles on a beach.