What's your favourite Ian Fleming Bond novel

What's your favourite Ian Fleming Bond novel

Postby carl stromberg » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:36 pm

What's your favourite Ian Fleming Bond novel.

I like Thunderball myself - mainly because of the foodie bits at the start!
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Postby Goldeneye » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:23 pm

My favorite book is You Only Live Twice.
It is a strong follow up to OHMSS. Works well on lots of levels. In some ways it would have been a better story for Fleming to end on instead of MWGG.
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Postby The Sweeney » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:47 pm

OHMSS is my favourite novel, followed by TMWTGG (I know this is not very popular, but I loved it).
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Postby James » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:35 pm

I like Moonraker a lot because it takes place in a county of England I know well. Shame they didn't manage to film this more faithfully.
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Postby Dr. No » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:51 am

I’m going to go with Dr No
comes as no surprise to I’m sure :)

Just like the villain. He had a cool story and a neat operation. How many other people can cause of death be said death by guano. Never mind don’t wanna know.
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Postby Commander 0077 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:06 am

Fleming was funnier and funnier with each book, with exception of the last, TMWTGG. OHMSS and YOLT, (written near the end of Fleming's life) portray almost the film Bond - sardonic, wise-cracking. He also seems to be a nice guy; he is never a cold-blooded killer in any of the books.

Of course, it's hard to say what is my most favourite favourite book of all. LALD, Moonraker, Doctor No, Goldfinger, Thunderball.... they all have their moments. On an on, FRWL: you can envision M's grimace on the beautiful girl having a crushon with James. And the other books :lol:

But for now, OHMSS and YOLT.
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Postby Jack Wade » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:44 pm

Casino Royale... the definitive Bond novel.

I also like FRWL.
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Postby ID » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:10 pm

Moonraker.
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Postby Blowfeld » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:18 pm

OHMSS & YOLT
2 of Fleming’s best. 8)
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Postby Moore » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:55 pm

I haven't read much but so far I like Risico the best
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Postby Blowfeld » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:52 pm

Moore wrote:I haven't read much but so far I like Risico the best


Good short story. :) Another of Fleming's drug fighting Bond adventures.

Risico's basic plot and characters were used in For Your Eyes Only.
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Postby Captain Nash » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:11 pm

Best Bond novels for me would be On Her Majestys Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and From Russia With Love.
Other than The Spy Who Loved Me all Flemings work is very readable.
His short stories are quite a fun read too.
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Postby Necros » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:55 am

From Russia With Love

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Postby carl stromberg » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:55 am

Welcome to the forum Necros.
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Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:42 am

The short stories are fun.
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Postby paco chaos » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:55 pm

right now I'm reading Casino Royale, so I'm kinda partial to it. but On Her Majesties Secret Service is quite good.
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Postby Mary67 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:45 am

paco chaos wrote:right now I'm reading Casino Royale, so I'm kinda partial to it. but On Her Majesties Secret Service is quite good.
Casino Royal was dull. It was his first book and it showed. By the time he got to On Her Majesties Secret Service he was at ease writing Bond. Creating a wonderful story, James Bond in love! Can you imagine! Not one of the other girls ever got close to the way he felt about the Contessa.
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Postby Commander 0077 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:50 am

After Tracy was killed, 007 met Kissy. Lost his memory, but not his sex drive (must be automatic pilot :shock: ). I think that he could have had a nice life with Kissy. Should have stayed there, instead of going to Russia. He did leave Kissy and their son there, so there was something to go back to. At the end of TMWTGG, Bond should have retired in Japan, after a few weeps with Mary Goodnight.
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