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on February 9, 1998
Proving he was much more than just an author of spy thrillers (and actually being a GREAT author of spy thrillers, by the way), Fleming succeeded in other genres' one-shots. In the documentary fashion, he produced the excellent "Thrilling Cities". In the suspense non-007 adventures, he wrote "The Diamond Smugglers". And for children, an inusual branch for spy-exploits writers, he created "Chitty-Chitty-Band-Bang", arguably the most notorious car in fiction. This tale is a masterclass in how to write a book for little readers, with direct fresh style and superb domestic use of English language (though his overly open descriptions can be disregarded as silly prose by some adults). The plot is a modern fable conceived (it seems) with a screen treatment in mind, as the inspired factory whistle-candy scene proves. The car itself, the family who owns it (or is it the other way around?), the peril at sea and the robbers are all delightful elements to remember. Walt Disney presented a funnily fatihful film version of this book in the sixties, starring Dick Van Dyke and produced by the same team of the 007 movies. This story is a wonderful gift for children and the little kid (or gal) inside everyone of us.
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