Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
Publish date: 2012
Edition language: English
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#3)
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...
"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 ...
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 ...
* 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...
Really 3.5 stars.
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