Ian Fleming (28 May, 1908 – 12 August, 1964) is a British writer best known for creating the superspy James Bond, Agent 007.
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Examines the life of Ian Fleming, and the parts which made it into his famous books about Secret Service Agent James Bond.
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
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.
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
The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.
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.
An unusual entry in the series since it is narrated by a French-Canadian woman and not James Bond
It seems to me Mr. Fleming had some stories in his head and somehow tried to tie them up into a common character (Bond).
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.