Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming


Born
in Mayfair, London, The United Kingdom
May 28, 1908

Died
August 12, 1964

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Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories. Additionally, Fleming wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non-fiction books.

Average rating: 3.73 · 192,641 ratings · 10,342 reviews · 144 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.72 avg rating — 39,140 ratings — published 1953 — 149 editions
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From Russia With Love (Jame...

3.88 avg rating — 20,003 ratings — published 1957 — 120 editions
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Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)

3.79 avg rating — 13,384 ratings — published 1959 — 115 editions
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Live and Let Die (James Bon...

3.62 avg rating — 14,976 ratings — published 1954 — 119 editions
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Moonraker (James Bond, #3)

3.68 avg rating — 12,388 ratings — published 1955 — 105 editions
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On Her Majesty's Secret Ser...

3.92 avg rating — 10,611 ratings — published 1963 — 88 editions
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Doctor No (James Bond, #6)

3.75 avg rating — 11,867 ratings — published 1958 — 105 editions
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Diamonds Are Forever (James...

3.58 avg rating — 10,541 ratings — published 1956 — 90 editions
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Thunderball (James Bond, #9)

3.77 avg rating — 8,928 ratings — published 1961 — 89 editions
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“Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.”
Ian Fleming

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

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January 2016 New School Group Read

1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 366 pages
 
  23 votes, 14.6%

 
  21 votes, 13.4%

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 201 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

 
  15 votes, 9.6%

1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.9%

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.9%

 
  11 votes, 7.0%

1999, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, 617 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.7%

 
  8 votes, 5.1%

 
  7 votes, 4.5%

 
  7 votes, 4.5%

1984, The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 450 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.2%

 
  3 votes, 1.9%

1926, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, 218 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1957, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, 246 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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