For Your Eyes Only
"Bond watched her as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle. It was hopeless. She was coming to meet someone—her lover. She was the sort of woman who always belongs to somebody else. What damnable luck! Before Bond could pull himself together, the girl had come up to his table... show more
"Bond watched her as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle. It was hopeless. She was coming to meet someone—her lover. She was the sort of woman who always belongs to somebody else. What damnable luck! Before Bond could pull himself together, the girl had come up to his table and sat down. ‘I’m sorry I’m late. We’ve got to get moving at once. You’re wanted at the office.’ She added under her breath: ‘Crash dive.’" Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren’t quite what they seem and are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there’s only one thing you can be sure of—the result will be thrilling. And whether he’s dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style…
Publish date: May 27th 2003
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#8)
A collection of five short stories that don’t really add much of importance to Bond canon. Still, I guess it’s nice to know where all those movie titles came from. Quick impressions broken down by individual stories: From a View to a Kill: 3* Just a fun little spy story without much substance. ...
I picked up a bunch of James Bond books from a second-hand bookstore a few years ago, and as some of you may have noticed, I am reading my way through them. When I picked up the books I knew all of the films - probably better than anyone really should - but I did not know much about Fleming's writ...
* The eighth Bond book.* This one is a collection of 5 short stories.* The original anthology, i.e., an anthology that contains previously unpublished stories, is a terrible thing, but here we have two stories that had been previously published, one by Cosmopolitan and one by Playboy. Not surprising...
The first collection of Fleming's Bond short stories. "From a View to a Kill", "For Your Eyes Only", "Quantum of Solace", "Risico", and "The Hildebrand Rarity".A mixed bag. I enjoyed "Quantum of Solace" the most, even though it's the least 'Bond' of the stories. "For Your Eyes Only" the least.