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by Ian Fleming
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
Every major foreign government has a file on James Bond, British secret agent. Now, Russia's deadly SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination - they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. Her mission is to lure Bond to Istanbul and seduce him while her superiors handl...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 years ago
Oh dear. Where to start. Reading this book, I got the impression that the original manuscript Fleming turned in to his publisher was deemed too short, and subsequently Fleming was required to pad the word count with what is now erroneously referred to as “Part One: The Plan” (a more apt name would...
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
"A blue and green dragon-fly flashed out from among the rose bushes at the end of the garden and hovered in mid-air a few inches above the base of the man’s spine. It had been attracted by the golden shimmer of the June sunshine on the ridge of fine blond hairs above the coccyx. A puff of breeze cam...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it 6 years ago
* The fifth Bond book.* Second appearance of Mathis (briefly).* Though he doesn't realize it until very late in the book, Bond finally gets to go after SMERSH directly. I'm not giving anything away. The wonderful first third of the book takes us behind the scenes of SMERSH and lays out the plan to t...
Electric Library
Electric Library rated it 6 years ago
I love Ian Fleming. I really do. He’s got a gift for storytelling, he has the English language wrapped around his little finger, and perhaps most importantly, the man has an impeccable sense of style. That being said, From Russia with Love had a love to live up to. This book is undoubtedly a moder...
nouveau rated it 6 years ago
book 2 of the James Bond series (got a grab bag at discount), and reading them in... goodreads order (i.e., what goodreads says are the better ones)[b:Casino Royale|3758|Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)|Ian Fleming|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327865694s/3758.jpg|2503304], which I just reviewed, was ...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
From Russia with Love displays a Bond worried that he is losing his edge. He has been living too well, he fears, and that he has become soft. When he is sent to Istanbul to pick up Tatiana Romanova and a code machine she has fortuitously stolen from her division at SMERSH, he is concerned that he's ...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 8 years ago
This book is very special to me for one particular reason...it was the first book I had bought with my own money when I was a child. It was, of course, the cover that compelled me to purchase it, I think most of us are guilty of judging a book in this manner. I used to while away the hours in a l...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 9 years ago
Ian Fleming should get more credit than he does for writing fast-paced tightly-plotted thrillers. A little improbable at times? Sure, but the James Bond of the books is nothing like the superhero of the movies. This is adventure fiction that stays within the bounds of reason, and it's full of (almos...
Readundant rated it 9 years ago
I am glad to be a man in 2011, because it sounds so exhausting to hear about what life was like in the 1950s. I mean, imagine you are Ian Fleming's James Bond, sexy 1950s super spy: Every time a woman mouthed off to you, you had to take her over your knee and spank her. That sounds awkward! (My lap ...
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