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1.0 out of 5 stars Skip the film, GET THE BOOKS!, October 11, 2004
This review is from: Modesty Blaise (DVD)
I actually saw this film when it came out in the theaters, way WAY back when. I must have been perhaps 11 years old. Terrible movie, totally confusing, and a script that was most likely contrived over numerous doses of LSD. However, I was quite taken by two things: (1) Terence Stamp and (2) the scene where Modesty peels the false skin off Willie Garvin's back to reveal all those tools and gadgets. When I discovered there was actually a book to read that might explain all I had seen, I jumped on it. The book, unlike the film, was wonderful, and Peter O'Donnell's stories only improved from the first novel right up until the final Modesty Blaise book was published 6 or 7 years ago. I cannot recommend this movie but I can and do urge you to go to your library (the most likely place you will find a Modesty Blaise book) and get the books, particularly the ones called "I, Lucifer" and "A Taste for Death." Great fun reading, the Modesty of the books quite outdoes James Bond for sheer interest.
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Initial post: Aug 23, 2009 3:49:34 PM PDT
John Nordin says:
Agree with your comments. Especially about the excellent books. Much better than the James Bond series.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2011 8:55:05 PM PDT
Julie Vognar says:
I don't like James Bond even a little bit...guess I better skip the whole nine yards here. Thanks!

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 8:46:13 AM PDT
even the clint eastwood/sergio leonne westerns have some later novels, though all such used 50 cent paperbacks, by this point, are more expensive and less fun than actual dvds.
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