terça-feira, julho 18, 2006

Mickey Spillane (1918 - 2006)


Spillane, a bearish man who wrote on an old manual Smith Corona, always claimed he didn't care about reviews. He considered himself a "writer" as opposed to an "author," defining a writer as someone whose books sell.

"This is an income-generating job," he told The Associated Press during a 2001 interview. "Fame was never anything to me unless it afforded me a good livelihood."

O detective Mike Hammer, interpretado na TV por Stacy Keach, faz parte das minhas (boas) memórias da adolescência.