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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
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Feb 28, 12

bookshelves: 1001, 2012, novella
Read from February 24 to 28, 2012

I waffle between 3 and 4 stars. I liked it - maybe more than liked, but did I really like it? I'm not willing to say that.

I love James Bond, the misogynistic sociopathic guy who always makes the lucky right calls and should be rights be dead 600 times over but isn't. Sometimes, though, the bridge of belief isn't suspending so well.

Anyway, this thing wraps up unapologetically and cold and quick, and that part rocks. It's automaton poetry or something. And it's the very first Bond book, so it's a must-read.

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Quotes bup Liked

Ian Fleming
“I'm getting very sorry for the Devil and his disciples such as the good Le Chiffre. The devil has a rotten time and I always like to be on the side of the underdog. We don't give the poor chap a chance...the Devil had no prophets to write his Ten Commandments and no team of authors to write his biography.”
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

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