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After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home “Goldeneye,” he wrote a book called Casino Royale—and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.” Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr. No.
He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son Caspar, went on to become the well- loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.
Like this one much better than the movie. The details sections in the middle add so much color to the story.Published 7 days ago by Chester Terry
Chose 5* because this tale holds up exceptionally well. Bond is a far more interesting character in print than in some of his smirking "pretty boy" screen incarnations. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Glenn B.
I was a little surprised how well the movie followed the book. The book is better than the movie, to me, because I can visualize it better myself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matt Thomas
Loved it. Made me appreciate the movie more than before. I took my time in reading this to really enjoy it.Published 6 months ago by SciFi Mama
Reviewing Ian Fleming if really beyond my capabilities. Best spy thrillers going. They all all real page turners without foul language, gratituous violence or excessive sex.Published 7 months ago by David Allen Holmes