THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER by Kingsley Amis

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To Fleming- With Admiration, as one of the "demi-giants" who like Jules Verne or Conan Doyle left an unmistakable imprint on the story of action/intrigue, this critique of his total OEUVRE in the face of many detractors. These have been as international as Bond himself, from Punch to Komsomolskaya Pravda; some have been unreasonably high-minded; and Amis, a s-f devotee and practitioner, is just the man to defend that favorite fantasy figure. This then is an itemized inventory of her majesty's secret servant, his classy tastes, skills, stances, indulgences, of Bond-girls and Bond-villains, and, admittedly, some of the errors and improbabilities which have occurred. As such, it's an entertaining exegesis of the compleat Bond for the compleat collector thereof.
Pub Date: June 29th, 1965
Publisher: New American Library
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1965




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