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by Ian Fleming
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 10 months ago
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 2 years ago
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 Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 rated it 3 years ago
"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...
As the page turns..
As the page turns.. rated it 3 years ago
I can see why this has such a high (mainly male) following. The famous secret agent, James Bond is sent to spy on a french communist, play the game of cards and love and win only one. Women, cars and booze is his signature. I enjoyed listening to this for the most part, although I was very annoyed a...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
I thought it was a fairly fun book to read. I've never read a Bond book before and think I've only seen one or two movies and remember nothing about them. If it weren't for the horrible, absolutely terrible sexism, I would have likely loved it. Yes, I completely understand that it must be taken in c...
1001 Books Before I Go to the Great Library in the Sky
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Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 4 years ago
I wasn't expecting much out of this book. Many people had told me that it was not good. Still, I had to give it a try.Of course, it's very sexist, racist and homophobic. I could have overlooked that, discounting it to "different times". But I didn't expect it to be this much. He actually says that h...
johanpatricksy rated it 5 years ago
007: The Origin of the Secret Agent A review on Ian Fleming’s Casino RoyaleTitle: Casino RoyaleAuthor: Ian Fleming Rank: 88th book in 2014Plot movement: 3starsEntertainment Factor: 3starsCharacters: 4starsWriting Style: 3starsDetails: 3starsProvoking: 3starsAction Scenes: 2starsSuspense: 2starsConc...
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