Typing Spillane: The Alpha and the Omega

“The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.” ~Mickey Spillane I continue reading Spillane. This week I re-read his 5th novel, The Big Kill, published in 1951, four years after I, the Jury. The formula for The Big … Continue reading

On Thoreau and Literary Roots

I have been reading Thoreau again of late. Not Walden, but excerpts from his Journals and a few lesser-known works like Canoeing in the Wilderness. Down the road perhaps, I may review one or two of these works here at MontanaWriter. But I will not promise anything. … Continue reading