Ian Fleming


Born
in Mayfair, London, England
May 28, 1908

Died
August 12, 1964

Genre

Influences


Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co.

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.
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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

Polls

January 2016 New School Group Read

1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 366 pages
 
  23 votes, 15.5%

 
  21 votes, 14.2%

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 201 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.1%

1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.8%

 
  12 votes, 8.1%

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.1%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

1999, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, 617 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.4%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

1984, The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 450 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.4%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1926, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, 218 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1957, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, 246 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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