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Ian Fleming
Birth date: May 28, 1908
Died: August 12, 1964
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 weeks 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-...
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Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
This is Fleming’s second Bond short story collection, published posthumously. I’m sort of sad (but not really) that I’m at the end of my Bond reading journey. It’s been an interesting couple of months. #1 OCTOPUSSY: 2.5* A tale of avarice and treachery told via a flashback within a flashback. Thri...
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Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
If you take bits of previous Bond adventures, throw them in a cocktail shaker, and give them an almighty shake, The Man with the Golden Gun is what will pour into your martini glass. Once again, Bond is sent on a mission that is tantamount to suicide. [See: You Only Live Twice, etc.] Once again,...
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Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
‘Balls, James. You’ve been running through a bad patch. We all hit ‘em sometimes.’ (And by “bad patch” he means “severe depression”.) ‘M. just thought you’d be the best man for the job. You know he’s got an entirely misplaced opinion of your abilities.’ (Yes. Yes he has.) Bond is understandably...
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Darth Pony rated it 2 months ago
In this adventure Bond gets an undercover assignment to ferret out the elusive head of Spectre, who has developed a sudden and inexplicable hankering for membership in the Peerage. So Bond heads to the Swiss Alps posing as a heraldry expert . . . and almost blows his cover in the first 24 hours beca...
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