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Loxfinger (Israel Bond Oy-Oy-7 Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sol Weinstein
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Book Description

In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with Sol Weinstein's rollicking tales of the Jewish state’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, they're back, in new editions with a new editorial polish by the original author.

Israel Bond may seem like a simple-if-sexy salesman for Mother Margolies’ Old World Chicken Soup, but when the Holy Land needs his skills – his quickness with a pun, his second-to-none semitic seduction techniques, and (if absolutely necessary) his abilities at actual espionage – then the man known by the code name Oy-Oy-7 (licensed not only to kill, but to say prayers over the corpse) does what needs to be done.

In a land surrounded by its enemies, Oy-Oy-7 is called on to guard the nation’s great benefactor, the generous but odd Lazarus Loxfinger. Is there more to Loxfinger than meets the eye? Bond aims to find out, even if doing so requires sleeping with dozens of exotic beauties!

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About the Author

We asked Sol Weinstein, author of the Hebrew Secret Agent Israel Bond (Oy Oy Seven) thrillers to describe his fulsome career in three sentences. They are: 1 1/2 – 3 months for kiting checks … 2 1/2 months for illegally checking kites at a Tokyo kids’ fair … and 1 week for pushing Stepan Novotny, infamous forger, from the top of the Prague National Bank. (The Czech bounced.) In addition to Oy Oy Seven’s capers in Loxfinger, Matzohball, On the Secret Service of His Majesty the Queen, and You Only Live Until You Die, he wrote a highly sentimental set of music and lyrics to “The Curtain Falls”, sung by Kevin Spacey in the biopic Beyond the Sea in his role as Bobby Darin. Sol currently resides in New Zealand, is a member of Temple Sinai in Wellington, and pronounces a favourite ethnic food as “kiegel”, not “kugel”.

Product Details

  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936404109
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Combustoica (September 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005O54ANY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,604 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very tongue-in-cheek July 17, 2012
By Sam
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For someone like me who's watched the whole James Bond phenomenon from the fringes and thought "Srsly?!" this novel was quite fun, and much more intelligently written than other modern JB spoofs like the Austin Powers movies or Johnny English. I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I were a little more in-the-know about the details of 007's world, but it was still a page-turning, amusing read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kind Of Funny October 15, 2012
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It was a quick read but I confess it becomes somewhat boring and the funny parts are sometimes trite. The title got me but the book would be great for a teenager perhaps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :Loxfinger March 7, 2013
By Fran E
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this is an an incredibly hilarious book. Israel bond it all over James Bond. The characters of funny. Those story plot is well constructed. Are you enjoyed this book very much and read it in one day. I just could not put it down. I highly recommend this book it is a wonderful read which will keep you laughing to the end.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars He's licensed to kill - and more... May 15, 2006
Format:Paperback
Step back into the Cold War with Isreal Bond, spy for the pre-Gaza Isrealis. Bond, a.k.a. Hebrew Secret Agent Oy-Oy-7, is not only licensed to kill, but also to perform a memorial service over the victim, already. Bond is dark, sinewy, and cruelly handsome.. he is a dashing, unstoppable spymaster mixed up in the most insanely sinister plot ever unleashed against the tiny nation of Erets Israel, fabled Land of Milk and Magnesia.

Before the events of 1967 and beyond, Israel was much easier seen as the "underdog" to people in the United States. Sol Weinstein capitalized on all that and more. His writing style is a great parody of Ian Fleming's, and the ethnic "in-jokes" are pure borscht belt.

So enjoy, already!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining take of on James Bond, 007 April 8, 2013
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Take off on James Bond, 007. An Israeli spy who is a take off and does it all for laughs. Well written, but dated. I lived through the time, but am sure that I still missed some things related to the 60s that I should have gotten. Entertaining short book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not very well written January 3, 2014
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a lot more humor could have come of this. not bad, just not that well written. I might read other things by him. or not.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A quick read December 13, 2013
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It's a funny take-off on Ian Fleming's James Bond series and set in the '60's. The younger folks may not get all the references and inside jokes but they're cleverly over the top.
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4.0 out of 5 stars just don't take it seriously June 19, 2013
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Not a serious read, if you liked the movie The Hebrew Hammer, then this is for you, if your expecting Exodus its not, with that in mind it would make good pool side reading or for any long flight
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