17 July 2006

Minutia and Detail

now the sub-title writers union is on strike

Mickey Spillaine died today at age 88. Ace, as per his usual, has the bestest post going on Spillaine. Ace quotes Ayn Rand quoting Spillaine from One Lonely Night (or something like that):

NOBODY ever walked across the bridge, not on a night like this. The rain was misty enough to be almost fog-like, a cold gray curtain that separated me from the pale ovals of white that were faces locked behind the steamed-up windows of the cars that hissed by. Even the brilliance that was Manhatten by night was reduced to a few sleepy, yellow lights off in the distance.


As I mentioned over at Congruence, I've been a fan of the dectective fiction genre from an early age. Spillaine was one of the best in the business.

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