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Ian Fleming
Birth date: May 28, 1908
Died: August 12, 1964
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 6 years ago
In the discussions inspired by Broken Tune's reads of Hugh Fraser's Rina Walker books a comparison with Ian Fleming's James Bond novels came up -- I thought before I embark on Fraser's novels myself (if I do) I ought to at least briefly dip into Fleming's, though going by appearances it strikes me t...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
Decent Bond story. Sent off to Jamaica to investigate a missing agent, which "M" thinks will be a lazy holiday for Bond, he soon finds himself fighting for his life.
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 7 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 7 years 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...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 7 years 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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