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The Bluffer's Guide to Bond

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Be an instant expert on Bond and bluff your way with 007 aficionados. There is no risk required, just a sense of humour. From 'Bond's lifestyle' to his 'one-liners', and from 'the line to take' to 'the link with JFK', here's the guide that gives you a licence to thrill in any company.
ebook, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Bluffer's Guides (first published 2006)
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Rozonda
Nov 18, 2015 Rozonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must admit I'm a big fan of Bluffer's Guides- in my teens I read two of them (The Feminism and Jazz guides) and they were great, funny introductions to both themes- and later I read a few more that were intresting too. They present themselves as a guide to talk about something you don't know the first thing about, but they also work great as beginner's guides that make you want to learn more.

As a big fan of the Bond universe, I knew most of what is said here- yet I got to learna few things an
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Literary
Jun 02, 2013 Literary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlene's Review:

Not only do we get a breakdown of each book/film, we are given insight into the similarities between Bond and writer/creator Ian Fleming, as well as speculation into why Bond preferred his martini shaken, not stirred. As a bonus, the famous "vesper" martini recipe is included. A portion is also given to the books versus film argument. As a reader, this is a no-brainer, as far as I can tell.

Perhaps the most enjoyable, for me, was the chapter on "Being Bond" complete with instruc
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Christine Blachford
I read this because I have a vague long-term goal to watch all the Bond films in order, and thought this could be a bit of a quick-start guide. It does fulfill that role, although it is also a bit snobbish in repeating the fact that the books are better than the films. I also want to read the books too, so that was not necessarily a bad thing.

There are spoilers ahoy, which isn't a problem because I've already forgotten most of them, and it's a quick, conversational read. I wasn't that bothered a
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Steve Mitchell
Feb 08, 2012 Steve Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is designed for those that have not read the Fleming novels but want to pretend that they have; he got some of the basic Bond facts wrong but it is very funny though.
Vikas Datta
Jun 20, 2013 Vikas Datta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable along with being informative..
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Mark Mason's previous non-fiction includes The Importance of Being Trivial, Walk the Lines, The Bluffer's Guide To Football and The Bluffer's Guide To Bond. He is also the author of three novels, and has written for most British national newspapers (though never about anything too heavy), and magazines from The Spectator to Four Four Two. He lives in Sussex with his partner and son.
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