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Octopussy & the Living Daylights (James Bond, #14)
3.54
liked it
Well, I guess I shouldn't be too harsh on this because it was compiled from unfinished documents after Fleming died. Still, these stories are not near ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Mar 09, 2008
 
The Deadfall Project
3.52
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I was fairly disappointed with this book. Let me first say what I like before I get into what really ruined the book for me.

I liked
...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Havana Bay (Arkady Renko, #4)
3.81
liked it
This was a fairly mediocre book. I found it at a used book fair, and the cover caught my eye. I was intrigued by the promise of Cuban culture, so I de ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2013
 
Rock Paper Tiger (Ellie McEnroe, #1)
3.46
it was ok
Let me start with what I liked about this book. The descriptions of the cities and people of China were so vivid I felt I was actually there and that ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
 
Doctor No (James Bond, #6)
3.76
really liked it
This was a really interesting book. Again, the movie didn't do this book justice. This is a good book
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
Devil May Care (James Bond, #36)
3.43
liked it
**spoiler alert** For the most part, this book was enjoyable. Faulks definitely captured FLeming's writing style and all of Bond's characteristics fro ...more
Sep 2010
Jun 22, 2008
 
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
4.04
really liked it
This is my first non-Fleming spy novel. Compared to George Smiley, James Bond is like Mickey Mouse. This novel was incredibly intricate and really mad ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
4.06
it was amazing
This is one of those books that has been on my reading list for a long time. It has been recommended to me time and again by many different sources. I ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
You Only Live Twice (James Bond, #12)
3.75
liked it
I enjoyed this book. The bulk of the story was spent on character development, as Bond tried to rebound from the murder of his wife in On Her Majesty' ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
For Your Eyes Only (James Bond, #8)
3.65
liked it

This book is not your typical Bond story. It's actually a collection of short stories. They're all entertaining, but they don't add much to the Bond g
...more
Apr 21, 2008
Mar 09, 2008
 
Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
This was my first excursion into the Jack Ryanverse. The book opened with some action right off the bat, but then there were about 100-150 pages of di ...more
not set
May 22, 2009
 
The Man With the Golden Gun (James Bond, #13)
3.55
really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Like most of Fleming's books, it was fast-paced and easy to read. I like the continuity from You Only Live Twice. His transition ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
The Honourable Schoolboy
3.94
liked it
**spoiler alert** This book was very well written, much like its predecessor Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The plot was very intricate and involved, w ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond, #10)
3.39
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This was my least favorite Bond book to date. The entire story was told from the perspective of the girl, going into excruciating an ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond, #11)
3.94
it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing. It rivals Casino Royale for my favorite Fleming Bond book. This book has everything- action, adventure, mystery, susp ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
Thunderball (James Bond, #9)
3.79
it was amazing
I really loved this book. It had all the usual elements required for a good Ian Fleming Bond book- women, gambling, danger, and a bit of a mystery. Th ...more
not set
Mar 31, 2008
 
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond, #4)
3.59
it was amazing
James Bond vs the US Mafia of the 1960s. This book exhibits Bond's intellect and deductive reasoning skills and puts them against the brawn of the maf ...more
May 2007
Mar 09, 2008
 
Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)
3.62
it was ok
This is probably the worst Bond novel of them all. It introduces some characters that will be key in Dr No, but the overall story of this book is poor ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 09, 2008
 
Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)
3.80
really liked it
This is one of the better books of the series. While the movie was entertaining, it failed to capture the ingenuity of the Goldfinger character. He tr ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2008
 
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Jack Ryan, #4)
4.01
liked it
the meat of the book was really intriguing with the spy-vs-spy suspense from both sides of the game. Then ending, however, as predictable and disappoi ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2)
4.10
liked it
Not as good as the original, but still entertaining. This is nothing like the movie, so don't expect the story to line up. It doesn't. Still, Ludlum's ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2008
 
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.71
really liked it
Talk about a throwback to the pre-ballistic nuclear weapon days. This book was great on so many levels. The movie is really far off base with this one ...more
May 2007
Mar 09, 2008
 
The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3)
4.04
really liked it
This is not as good as the original and the movie has nothing to do with this whatsoever. This is still an entertaining book and it wraps up the serie ...more
May 2007
Mar 08, 2008
 
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
3.73
it was amazing
The movie follows closely to the book, but the book is so much better. I really enjoy Ian Fleming's writing style and this book is an easy read
Jan 2007
Mar 08, 2008
 
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
This is is a really good book. I really enjoyed reading it. Even though it is really long, it kept me riveted. I highly recommend
not set
Mar 08, 2008
 
From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5)
3.88
it was amazing
one of the better bond novels. great read
Jun 2007
Mar 08, 2008
 
The Bourne Betrayal (Jason Bourne, #5)
3.85
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Mar 08, 2008
 
The Quiet American
3.96
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Aug 20, 2008
 
The Human Factor
3.92
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Aug 20, 2008
 
Our Man in Havana
3.94
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Aug 20, 2008
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