Octopussy and The Living Daylights (James Bond)
The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there… In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the... show more
The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there… In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent. “007 in New York” takes Bond to the titular city to warn an ex-agent of her boyfriend’s secret KGB affiliation. And “The Living Daylights” sends Bond to Berlin to protect a British agent before an assassin strikes. Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Fleming’s final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 93
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#14)
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...
My foray into the world of audiobooks continues. 3.5 stars for the stories and the extra 1.5 stars for the excellent narration. I've not ever been what one could call a James Bond fan. I'm not a James Bond hater, either. I had no strong feelings about the character/books/movies one way or the ot...
I picked up a bunch of James Bond books from a second-hand bookstore a few years ago, and as some of you may have noticed, I am reading my way through them. When I picked up the books I knew all of the films - probably better than anyone really should - but I did not know much about Fleming's writ...
* The fourteenth Bond book.* The last Bond book by Ian Fleming, published posthumously but including three short stories originally published (by Playboy and Argosy) between 1962 and 1965 (roughly between The Spy Who Loved Me and The Man With the Golden Gun). (Later editions than mine include a four...
A posthumous collection of the remaining Bond short stories: "Octopussy", "The Property of a Lady", "The Living Daylights" and "007 in New York". Having read this far it would be a shame not to complete the set...