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Moonraker - Ian Fleming
Moonraker
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Bond's latest mission is to face Sir Hugo Drax at the card table in order to teach him a lesson and prevent a scandal. So it was that he stirred benzedrine into his champagne...Drax is the head of the Moonraker project and a powerful millionaireas well as a cheat at cards. 007 suspects that there... show more
Bond's latest mission is to face Sir Hugo Drax at the card table in order to teach him a lesson and prevent a scandal. So it was that he stirred benzedrine into his champagne...Drax is the head of the Moonraker project and a powerful millionaireas well as a cheat at cards. 007 suspects that there is more to him than meets the eye. As he begins to delve deeper into the goings on at the Moonraker base in an attempt to scotch a potential scandal, he discovers that both the project and its leader are something other than they pretend to be.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141187563 (0141187565)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 247
Edition language: English
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#3)
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
3.0 Moonraker
Bond is back at the card tables in this adventure, and though we’re told at the beginning that he’s the best shot in the Service, Moonraker seems to reinforce the impression that Bond is just an average bloke who’s good at gambling and super-duper lucky. But he doesn’t always get lucky. Something ca...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Moonraker
"Why do all the men wear moustaches?" asked Bond, ignoring Drax's question. Again he had the impression that his question had nettled the other man. Drax gave one of his short barking laughs. "My idea," he said. "They're difficult to recognize in those white overalls and with their heads shaved. So ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Moonraker
Bond comes up against Hugo Drax, a multi-millionaire adored by the government and press for his work on Moonraker, an atomic missile for the defence of the UK.The film of this name bore no resemblance to the novel it's meant to be based on.Don't expect to find Jaws, space shuttles, or fancy gadgets ...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
5.0 Notes on Moonraker by Ian Fleming
* The third Bond book.* And far and away the best of the three. Tense, exciting; cards and spycraft. Always hard to believe when such an excellent book is turned into such a dismal movie.* Hugo Drax is the most fully realized villain, and the most frightening. Le Chiffre was a bit pedestrian, Mr. Bi...
jemidar
jemidar rated it
Really 3.5 stars.
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