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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In this first entry in the series, Mike’s best friend is murdered and Mike swears to hunt down and execute the killer: I may sound too harsh mury my review.

By the time the book was adapted into a film init had sold 3, copies. This was a solid re-read as I work my way through the Mike Hammer library. Oh yeah, last century, that’s right.

With the charisma of a redwood, he played Hammer in “The Girl Hunters,” a film adaptation of his novel. I, the Jury opens with the passing of private specialist Mike Hammer’s companion, Jack.

But what a horrible, horrible time to live sipllane The Jury are two dimensional would flatter the writer, and if I were a woman I would probably find the whole thing rather laughable. Do I affect you like that? I also had a shock when the self-described “big” progagonist revealed that he was hte.

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

Michelle, Books and Movies Addict Taking one book and movie at a time. Turns out, Spillane got his start writing for comic books. Heffron with Armand Assante as Mike Hammer. Spillane “a homicidal paranoiac,” going on to note what he called his misogyny and vigilante tendencies. This could help explain why his character, Mike Hammer, is so much like a superhero.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I won’t spoil it, but that killer pretty much had to be the killer. Inside I had my usual breakfast: When describing Charolette, a psychiatrist who had attended the party Jack gave before ii demise, Hammer says:. Someone came back after the party and shot Jack to death.

Mickey Spillane didn’t invent the hard-boiled detective-noir genre, but he certainly played a big part in making it a uniquely fascinating and American one. The text and terms was very reflective of the times; such as, the automat the coin operated eaterya divan a coucha wench a girla fin a five dollar billdames ladiesand of course everybody is smoking cigars and cigarettes. Sep 25, Nick rated it liked it. Give it a try when you get a chance.

Book Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

Private Eyes Book-related and General Links: Now that’s a dedicated Goodreads reviewer – posting a review of a Mickey Spillane novel on Christmas Day!! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Okay so I enjoyed my first taste of Spillane. It was once tallied that he offed 58 peop Mickey Spillane was one of the world’s most popular mystery writers.

I, the Jury When describing Charolette, a psychiatrist who had attended the party Jack gave before his demise, Hammer says: Today, we impart our heroes with tortured souls. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Plus get it performed by professional actors at festival.

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This was special reminiscing of the times, but not the racism of the period. In fact they had illicit drugs on them and did not want to be found out. Where Phillip Marlowe wears a veil of cynicism to disguise his basically good nature Mike Hammer is the embodiment of cynicism: To find out more, micke how to control cookies, see here: It’s not about law or even about doing the right thing.

Mike Hammer beats first and asks questions later. Apr 16, Koen Kop rated it really liked it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Never in my career was I a teacher so this gave jyry a chance to share a bit.

This is Spillane’s first Hammer novel, and it feels like Spillane hasn’t thought much about how Hammer’s sex life will play out. Jan 23, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 14 comments. It is actually quite entertaining and Spillane excels at telling an exciting thrill-a-minute story.

Other books in the series. Less believable and disappointing ending.