Posts Tagged ‘Ian Fleming’

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.

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.

Book Review: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

About: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming is the 5th novel in the series featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was published in 1957 and is considered one of the quintessential Cold War novels.   253 pages Publisher: Fine Communications (July 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1567310532   My rat­ing for From Russia […]

Book Review: Moonraker by Ian Fleming

This is a well written, post World War II spy drama which moves forward the character of Bond and enhances the notion of the gritty world he lives in.

Book Review: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming’s descriptions of Harlem, voodoo and thrilling adventures are as exciting as ever. The tone in this novel is grittier than its predecessor, with more action moving the story forward.
And a fight with a giant octopus.

Book Review: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

On the surface Casino Royale by Ian Fleming seems dated. The tales of an aged Cold War spy who loves material and sexual excesses told in outdated narrative seems cliché and naïve. In fairness, however, it is a cliché the author himself created. That being said, I thought the plots and themes of the novel have stayed current.

Book Review: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming is a top notch thriller is the second of what has become the “Blofeld Trilogy”, preceded by Thunderball (book review) and concluded with You Only Live Twice (The Spy Who Loved Me was written in between but is not included in the trilogy).

Graphic Novel Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore

About: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore is a graphic novel collecting issue from the first run of this popular series. A movie by the same title was made in 2003, however don’t let that turn you off from reading this wonderful rendition. 176 pages Publisher: America’s Best Comics Language: English […]

Book Review: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming is the second novel featuring Secret Service agent James Bond 007. The book was first published in 1954 and takes place during the cold war.

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