Search Results: "Ian Fleming"


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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

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CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1954

"Very dressy stuff this, but if your tastes are extravagant faites vos jeur and anything will play."
An expensive game of counterespionage is played out in a French gambling casino when Bond, a Secret Service man, is assigned to defeat Le Chiffre Communist agent at the tables. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 1956

"A hard brilliance here."
Hot ice, and another cold proposition for James Bond, secret agent, as he traces a pipeline for diamonds from a mine in French Guinea (where a dentist removes them from the natives' molars) to Las Vegas and the brothers Spang who own the N. Y. House of Diamonds along with some less legitimate enterprises. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN by Ian Fleming
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 23, 1965

"25, or '33 Bentley convertible, no more benzedrine bridge or baccarat, for 70 million francs, no more SMERSH or S.P.E.C.T.R.E., or even M. Double-oh-seven's deep as the Thames mud, where his Triple-X deciphering machine will never work."
In his swan song, James Bond foils a Crime Congress in Jamaica. Read full book review >

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1964

"Once again the pain- pleasure principle has its best demonstration going."
From Playboy, initially, that inexhaustible roue James Bond is back again, and after his last, rather flabby (best selling worst reviewed), appearance, his muscle tone is much improved. Read full book review >

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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1962

"Skimpy, in this series, and for the many besides Kennedy who share this gent's fatal fascination, not really Bond-ed."
Vivienne Michel tells her story of her too brief exposure to James Bond when, after two unfortunate emotional encounters in England, she comes to the U.S. and takes a motel receptionist's job. Read full book review >

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1960

"It's expectedly exotic, resilient and potent."
Five shorter appearances for "flint-eyed" James Bond cuts him down to size as well— and if he's not quite as virile or virulent as he has been- he's still a pretty able performer. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR NO by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 1958

"Probably his most fantastically grotesque adventure to date, but still yes for his following."
M sends James Bond, partly for penance, partly for convalescence, to the Caribbean to trace the disappearance of two agents who have trespassed on the isolated island empire of the half Chinese, half German Dr. No. Read full book review >

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DID FLEMING RESCUE CHURCHILL? by James Cross Giblin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some adults may be taken aback by Jason's use of Fleming's first name, but all who deal with young researchers will welcome this realistic account, which contains unobtrusive yet valuable instruction from a Sibert Award-winning author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Assigned to write a report on Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, fifth-grader Jason despairs of finding enough to fill three pages until he finds an interesting anecdote on the Internet—but is it true? Read full book review >