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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
One in a long list go Bond books that our far greater than the movies. I would recommend it if you like 007Published 2 months ago by Kelly Parker
Well written in fluent and various English, nice and relaxing for the reader. The usual book by Ian Fleming, which is worth to be read more than once.Published 3 months ago by dellortodiagonale
Enjoyed this a lot. Very much more so than the movie version. Bond is a much better book character than movie one. This was especially true in this novel.Published 4 months ago by TJ555
I have been interested in reading the Ian Fleming "James Bond" books for years and at these prices I finally decided to take the plunge. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey Kimelman
As always, far better than the silly movie of the same name. Second half seems rushed.
If you expect a story line anywhere remotely similar to the flick, you are in for... Read more
Ian Fleming's second to last James Bond 007 book, The Man with the Golden Gun, is most certainly an exciting read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John McMahon
Ian Flemming is the master of the Spy Thrillers. In this novel by Flemming Bond fights the notorious assassin Scaramanga. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Publius Fidesiuscultus
At the start of the year I made it an intention of mine to read the entire James Bond series, which I have been doing in hardcover, paperback, and e-book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bill Williams
I loved this series when I first read it and writing reviews for these books is making me want to read them again. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Greg Strandberg