The Man With the Golden Gun
A brainwashed James Bond has tried—and failed—to assassinate M, his boss. Now Bond has to prove he is back on form and can be trusted again. All 007 has to do is kill one of the most deadly freelance hit men in the world: Paco “Pistols” Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun. But despite his... show more
A brainwashed James Bond has tried—and failed—to assassinate M, his boss. Now Bond has to prove he is back on form and can be trusted again. All 007 has to do is kill one of the most deadly freelance hit men in the world: Paco “Pistols” Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun. But despite his license to kill, 007 is no assassin, and on finding Scaramanga in the sultry heat of Jamaica, he decides to infiltrate the killer’s criminal cooperative—and realizes that he will have to take him out as swiftly as possible. Otherwise 007 might just be the next on a long list of British Secret Service numbers retired by the Man with the Golden Gun...
Publish date: April 6th 1965
Publisher: The New American Library
Pages no: 183
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#13)
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...
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,...
M.’ s voice was gruff. ‘007 was a sick man. Not responsible for his actions. If one can brainwash a man, presumably one can un-brainwash him. If anyone can, Sir James can. Put him back on half pay for the time being, in his old Section. And see he gets full back pay and allowances for the past year....
* The thirteenth Bond book.* Sixth appearance of Leiter.* The last Bond novel by Ian Fleming, published posthumously. (The fourteenth and last Fleming Bond book is the anthology Octopussy.)* Perhaps the shortest novel, it begins with a Manchurian Candidate-like opening (that, unfortunately, isn't te...
The Man with the Golden Gun is the last Bond book that Fleming himself wrote. Fleming died during the composition of this one, and a lot can be found on the good old Internet about why the tone and attention to detail vary so differently from previous Bond books. While the plot is more raw and inter...