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Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
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Oct 07, 12

Recommended to Danny by: BOOK CLUB
Recommended for: SPY AND SUSPENSE READERS
read count: AT LEAST 6 TIMES

YES, I AM A FAN OF THE JAMES BOND BOOKS! MY MOTHER DURING THE 1960'S PURCHASED THE COMPLETE SET OF IAN FLEMINGS BOOKS, THE JAMES BOND SERIES, FROM A SIGN UP OFFERING OF A BOOK CLUB FOR $1.99. IN MY EARLY TEENS I READ EVERY BOOK AND IT STARTED ME AS AN AVID READER OF SPY AND SUSPENSE NOVELS. I HAVE PROBABLY READ THE COMPLETE SET ABOUT 6 TIMES FROM 1960 TO PRESENT. I AM GOING TO WRITE A GENERIC REVIEW OF THE JAMES BOND SERIES AS EVERYONE PROBABLY KNOWS THE STORYLINE FROM EITHER READING THE BOOKS OR WATCHING THE MOVIES.

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THE TIME FRAME WHEN THE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN AND PLACE YOURSELF IN THAT TIME PERIOD. THE BOOKS WERE REVOLUTIONARY IN THIER THEME. SOME OF THE GADGETS WERE VERY ADVANCED COMPARED TO WHAT WAS AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.

THE CREATOR OF JAMES BOND, IAN FLEMING, HAD A REPUTATION FOR BEING AN AUTHOR, WHO IN REAL LIFE WAS AS COLORFUL AS HIS CHARACTERS, AND HIS NOVELS MIMICKED THE AUTHOR'S PERSONALITY.

THE BOOKS CONTAIN INCREDIBLE SUSPENSE, UNEXPECTED THRILLS, AND EXTRAORDINARY DANGER. THE NOVELS ARE CLASSIC IN THIER GENRE, AND ARE REQUIRED READING FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN SPY OR SUSPENSE NOVELS. THE BOOKS ARE FAST PACED AND ACTION DRIVEN IN THE GENRE OF ESPIONAGE. ONE NOVELS LEADS INTO THE NEXT, AND YOU SHOULD START WITH THE FIRST NOVREL AND FINISH WITH THE LAST IN THE SERIES. THE NOVELS ARE WRITTEN UNDER A CLOUD OF THE COLD WAR, WITH A NOSTALGIC VIEW OF THE GLORY DAYS OF THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE. THE BOOKS ARE CLASSIC SPY THRILLERS IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.

THE BOOKS ARE EASY TO READ AND FOLLOW, AND WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT WAY TO START A YOUNG PERSON INTO THE ADDICTION OF READING FOR FUN. EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS I PICK UP ONE OF THE BOOKS FOR RELAXATION AND STILL FIND THE NOVELS INTERESTING.

THE ORDER WHICH THE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN AND SHOULD BE READ:

1953 Casino Royale[20]
1954 Live and Let Die[21]
1955 Moonraker[22]
1956 Diamonds Are Forever[23]
1957 From Russia, with Love[24]
1958 Dr. No[25]
1959 Goldfinger[26]
1960 For Your Eyes Only[27] (short stories)
1961 Thunderball[28]
1962 The Spy Who Loved Me[29]
1963 On Her Majesty's Secret Service[30]
1964 You Only Live Twice[31]
1965 The Man with the Golden Gun[32]
1966 Octopussy and The Living Daylights[33] (short stories)
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