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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cliffhanger in Spillane obit

My favorite line from the obit of mystery writer Mickey Spillane in today's WAPO:

He also carried on a long epistolary flirtation with Ayn Rand, an admirer of his writing.

1 comment:

Daniella said...

Mickey Spillane and Ayn Rand? I find that fascinating, the first real big English language book which I tackle was "Atlas Shrugged" and I read some of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer's books. Always alone and sometimes wrongly accompanied, Hammer was a believer in justice and self sufficiency and maybe that is what was appealing for Rand.

Mike Hammer did not say very much but said it so succinctly.