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Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
Casino Royale
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In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH. The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and... show more
In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH. The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist.
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Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
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3.0 Casino Royale / Ian Fleming
In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table.One of SMERSH’s most deadly operatives, the man known only as “Le Ch...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
1.0 The more I though, the more I raged
I have so many issues with this. The rampant misogyny, of course. The fact that, personally, I find the whole espionage reason d'etre detestable. And generally, the part where this was not the story I was expecting.Let's say I waive away the misogyny with a bit of dark amusement (passing the middle-...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
3.0 Casino Royale
When I decided to read the Bond novels, I knew going in that the Bond character is a disgusting misogynistic asswipe of a double-oh bastard. He was less of a Gary Stu than I was expecting, which was a nice surprise. He screws up, he faces the consequences, he doubts himself, he recognizes his own hy...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
2.0 Casino Royale
God, Ian Flemming is an appalling sexist, misogynistic pig. I'm almost ashamed to have read this book. Back in the day (the 1960s), Ian Fleming was all the rage. Pres. Kennedy said he liked reading him, and so everyone took him up. Movies followed. The first movies came out when I was in college, f...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 Casino Royale
"Well, it was not too late. Here was a target for him, right to hand. He would take on SMERSH and hunt it down. Without SMERSH, without this cold weapon of death and revenge, the MWD would be just another bunch of civil servant spies, no better and no worse than any of the western services." And s...
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