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Book Review: Ian Fleming’s Inspiration by Edward Abel Smith

I really liked the way this book was presented, each chapter deals with one Bond book that Fleming wrote, and which parts of it were inspired by the author’s life. Whether it’s the women, the cars, guns, or drinks the author takes the relevant parts of the book and connects them to experiences in Fleming’s life.

Book Review: Ian Fleming and SOE’s Operation Postmaster: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Lett

The story mainly follows a small group of soldiers, the first of the SOE, who were rescued from Dunkirk and follows them through Operation Postmaster

Book Review: Octopussy and The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming

I simply feel that the James Bond series should have gotten a much stronger finish than two short stories and two outlines for short stories.

Book Review: The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming

The novel is not unreadable, it is enjoyable for the Bond fans, but it is far from being one of the best in the series

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

Book Review: The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming

An unusual entry in the series since it is narrated by a French-Canadian woman and not James Bond

Book Review: For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming

It seems to me Mr. Fleming had some stories in his head and somehow tried to tie them up into a common character (Bond).

Book Review: Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

The story is, of course, dated and some of it seem downright laughable or cringe worthy if not keeping in mind the attitudes at the times towards women and minorities.

Book Review: Dr. No by Ian Fleming

This book is fun and silly and it seems that Mr. Fleming had a good time cutting down a character he almost seemed bored of writing.

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