The first novel in Mickey Spillane’s classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. I, the Jury is a double-strength shot. I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane – Here’s Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest—a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that. It is no small surprise then that I, the Jury, the first of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer novels, falls a bit short when viewed alongside Chandler’s.

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The Jury are two dimensional would flatter the writer, and if I were a woman I would probably find the whole thing rather laughable.

Her legs were encased in sheer nylons and set in high heels, making her juey as tall as I was. It’s a tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans!

Malcolm Cowley called Mr. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I enjoyed this mmickey and recommend it to any reader who wants to be a student of the different genres and times in American literature. There’s nothing suave or soft-spoken with Mike Hammer, just bull-headed tenacity and cold-blooded resolve, and if you get in his way you just might wind up with a bullet in your gut, regardless of which side of the law you’re on.

Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane – King of the Nerds!!!

Confronting the murderer, Hammer keeps his promise and kills the killer of his friend in the same excruciatingly painful way Jack had jugy killed. He’s not admirable, but because his faults are writ so much larger I hope mickfy the average reader, one can fantasize about being part of that world for a little while, and then go back to the hopefully less violent one. I give this 3. Someday I’d trigger the bastard that shot Jack.


This site uses cookies. Jack, obviously, isn’t only a companion however the man who spared Hammer’s life amid the war. Mickey Spillane ‘s Mike Hammer. He’s Hemingway with a bigger dick. I would be the first to admit one of my problems was reading this book right after Raymond Chandler who really was a great writer. Because trashy romances involve women who are a mess can’t keep her finances straight, shoe obsession, lost her keys, etc.

The movie of Kiss Me, Deadly has perhaps the most shocking and thrilling ending in all of noir, but I understand the book is vastly inferior. My overall rating is 3.

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There are desirable women who he must either submit to or resist depending on the circumstances, spllane there are victims who he may or may not be in a position to protect from a vicious killer. The guy is as one-dimensional as they come.

I can’t imagine what she thought about it. Its Mickry The daily reads and writes. He vows to find the killer and do him in just like Jack was done, with a 45 slug in the gut.

Book Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

She looked up and I could see the kid had been crying. For the film adaptations, see I, the Jury film and I, the Jury film. Say, I wanted to let you know that I wasn’t posting that many comments these past months on reviews of my Goodreads friends, including your reviews, And for a good reason: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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It never occurs to him that he may indeed be making himself into the very kind of killer he wants to hunt down. For the first time, he also confesses his love for Velda but, because of doctor’s orders, cannot consummate the relationship.

Other books in the series. Golly, I’m glad to see you. I can imagine, post WWII, how an alpha-male, silent-type, might be popular, just don’t get how Spillane’s style got to the top of the heap. They investigate my past, check my fingerprints and throw a million questions my way. But as a dumb guy with a simple mind, I can read it, knowing it’s flaky, and yet still not minding. The story was a bit obvious but isn’t that the point?

Spillane is not Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammetthe doesn’t have their depth or their darkness or their humanity I may sound too harsh in my review.

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The idea of justice embodied by Mike Hammer in I, the Jury left me feeling a bit dirty. These two really cannot be compared.