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Casino Royale By Ian Fleming Casino Royale Introducing James Bond charming sophisticated handsome chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill This the first of Ian Fleming s tales of secret agent finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a l
  • Title: Casino Royale
  • Author: Ian Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780142002025
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Casino Royale By Ian Fleming Introducing James Bond charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill This, the first of Ian Fleming s tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high rolling Russian operative called simply le Chiffre by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to retire him It seems that ladIntroducing James Bond charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill This, the first of Ian Fleming s tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high rolling Russian operative called simply le Chiffre by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to retire him It seems that lady luck is taken with 007 le Chiffre has hit a losing streak But some people just refuse to play by the rules, and Bond s attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected savior
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    1. Ian Fleming

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming Co.Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories Additionally, Fleming wrote the children s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non fiction books.

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    1. To MFrom Jane MoneypennySubject An assessment of Agent 007 s conduct during operation Casino Royale Dear Sir,I am aware of concerns raised by certain members of the Service regarding Agent 007 s performance during the abovementioned operation Therefore, I would like to offer my personal assessment, based on the debriefing reports and my own long familiarity with the subject.It is true that Agent 007 had somewhat compromised the operation by letting himself getting caught by the Target, otherwise [...]


    2. Bond, James Bond Over the years I have enjoyed watching the action movies starring England s favorite 007 spy, yet, until now, I had not read any of Ian Fleming s classic books explaining Bond s origins In Casino Royale, a tale of stealth, lust, and treachery, we see where Bond s 007 career begins It is the years following World War II, and the Cold War has emerged from the ashes of Europe The Russian intelligence agency SMERSH with backing of Arabian oil money has become a threat to take over t [...]


    3. SpoilersThis will be a review of not just Casino Royale, but of the James Bond books in general I think that there is a good argument to be made, that the Bond books are the most misunderstood books of all prominent books, because the very subtext that accounts for their enduring appeal is buried so deeply that it just passes most people by.The best way to understand the James Bond books is to understand the heroines of the books These heroines are often characterized as being glamorous women wh [...]


    4. Some interesting facts that we learn in this book James Bond smokes 70 cigarettes per day.James Bond loves his car.James Bond likes to sleep naked.This is the first Bond novel 1953 and it s a doozy We have SMERSH, gambling, kidnapping, torture, intrigue, double crossing, and cackling villains.Bond is set up with millions of British pounds and told to go to France and out gamble the evil Le Chiffre, a holocaust survivor with no Christian name and, supposedly, no memory of his life before age 37 H [...]


    5. I think I read From Russia With Love first and, FRWL will always be my favorite Bond book and movie , but I had to go back to the beginning a read the Fleming bond books straight through I was afforded the opportunity a few years ago when the entire Fleming collection in paperback was available for 20 at Sam s Club Still one of the best book buys I have ever come across Casino Royale did not blow me away it is a bit dry and slow I wasn t going to let that deter me from my quest to work through t [...]


    6. The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning Then the soul erosion produced by high gambling a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension becomes unbearable and senses awake and revolt from it James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge This helped him avoid staleness and the sensual bluntness that breeds mistakes.Thus begins Casino Royale, which in 1953 launched the [...]


    7. Ian Fleming has some poetry in his veins I would never have guessed that much of the prose in this spy thriller is basic and almost ostentatiously declarative prose from and for a man s man, I suppose but every so often, we have lines like In his mind he fingered the necklace of the days to come.The moonlight shone through the half closed shutters and lapped at the secret shadows in the snow of her bodyBond awoke in his own room at dawn and for a time he lay and stroked his memories Bond is the [...]


    8. Casino Royale is the first book in the James Bond series I ve seen the movie the new and the old version many times, but this is the first time I ve actually read the book James Bond is a much complex character than the way he is portrayed in the movies Yes, he travels to exotic places to kill people and he has than his share of liaisons with beautiful women.but the books include his thoughts on his job, his fear and apprehension during missions, and his considerations of retirement, settling [...]


    9. The first novel about James Bond, the 00 agent, takes place at the Casino Royale He has to outplay a French Russian operative to take money away from the communists.If Bond fails in his mission by losing at the card table, then British government will be directly funding communists No pressure.I have a thing for Bond Cool under pressure, fast cars, looks fabulous in a tuxI thought I would like this a lot, but I didn t I don t think the story has aged well.The best parts of the tale took place in [...]


    10. There is a time for every man and this man is of his time I might go a step further and say, a profession for every man and this man is of his profession, for James Bond is a psychopath and one would need to be in order to do the things his job requires of him He is a controllable psychopath He s not the loner, loose cannon type He s the loner, well aimed cannon type He s not going to fill up his closet with the severed limbs of his random victims, because the voices in his head told him to He s [...]


    11. I ve been a huge fan of James Bond ever since Casino Royale 2006 was shown in theatres I remember watching it with my family and my dream then was to become just like James Bond I watched all the Bond movies that Daniel Craig starred in ever since that Royale movie I haven t seen the older ones though, and I heard that this novel is similar to the older movies, and thankfully I haven t seen those There s this scene in this novel wherein the villain tortured Bond by repeatedly striking his manhoo [...]


    12. Everyone s heard of James Bond I m guessing I ve seen a few of the movies over the years but can t say I m a big fan I can take them or leave them But I thought I would add a few of the Fleming novels to my read list and I always like to read the debut novel of any author, especially if it s a series Casino Royale is not considered one of the best of the novels by critics, and I can t say I concur because I haven t read any of the others yet, but I can understand after reading it I gave it 4 sta [...]


    13. Well, it was not too late Here was a target for him, right to hand He would take on SMERSH and hunt it down Without SMERSH, without this cold weapon of death and revenge, the MWD would be just another bunch of civil servant spies, no better and no worse than any of the western services And so begin the extraordinary adventures of the most famous of all spies Had it not been for his involvement in bringing down the villain known as Le Chiffre, James Bond could just have been another one of such c [...]


    14. Never before have I thought of myself specifically as a fan of the James Bond movies, although I did watch 13 out of overall 24 Bond films However, along with the recent release date of Spectre which I haven t seen yet , I wanted to discover how Ian Fleming s works influenced the successful movie adaptions and whether or not those movies lived up to the novel s expectations Casino Royale has been one of the first Bond movies I thorougly enjoyed watching, so my expectations as to my reading exper [...]


    15. I finally got to read a Bond novelYes, so far I had not read any of his books, but had religiously seen almost all the movies especially the ones released during the late seventies and the early eighties my teens and twenties I enjoyed the movies for their goofy speed, silly plots, the imperturbability of Bond and all those lovely ladies MMMMM But somehow, I never got around to the material where these films took off from.And now I realise that I am too late There is absolutely no suspense one h [...]


    16. My first James Bond novel which cements my opinion that Daniel Craig is the epitome of this steely MI man When one reads these pages one is struck by the description of the character and his actions he s cold, aloof, calculating, isolated He s not a swaggering, macho, seducing machine Don t get me wrong Bond likes the ladies, but they have their uses They are props and they are there for an affair once the case is solved He s probably the most attractive man in the room In Casino Royale Bond is [...]


    17. Rating well, why not 3 of fiveOops Forgot one This is 1967 s film version I m discussing, not the book, which was awful That s not fair s not horrid writing, it s just so very very very dated and not in a good way Kind of a time capsule of what was wrong with 1954.Ya knowis film version was pretty damn lame, too What redeems it is the sheer balls out what did I just watch comedic pace of the thing David Niven is LUDICROUS as Bond, but good as this character who isn t Bond but is called Bond The [...]


    18. My name is Bond James Bond.This is my first Ian Fleming s 1908 1964 novel about MI6 agent called James Bond My dad used to bring us, his kids, to 007 movies when we were kids and I can still remember all the expensive cars exploding on the screen, shapely Bond girls in their bikinis, the high powered guns and James Bond running, being chased by bad guys, escaping death in a millisecond precision.I am heartened to know that Casino Royale, first published in 1953, was the first James Bond book So, [...]


    19. Daniel Craig is my Bond I ve never seen Brosnan s or Connery s or Dalton s Bond, or anyone else s As such, Casino Royale was the first Bond movie I ever saw, and I friggin LOVED it from start to finish Being as how I ve seen the movie numerous times, I was initially leery of reading the original novel I hate reading the book AFTER I ve seen the adaptation, because I never get the full enjoyment out of it that way Happily though, it seems the film people stuck very close to the source material in [...]


    20. So So Bad Also incredibly, over the top offensive Bond wants the somewhat withholding Vesper because he knows that making love to her will always have the sweet tang of rape W.T.F Misogynist zingers aside, it s at least 70 pages too long When it wasn t repulsive and offensive, it was really boring I m not saying it didn t have its fun moments, but they were surprisingly few and far between.Raymond Chandler is quoted on the back as saying, Bond is what every man would like to be and what every wo [...]


    21. Excellent spy novel, first of a long series Fleming was a British Naval Intelligence officer in WW II Bond and Bourne would make a great team.


    22. Call it a guilty pleasure, this book was just fun to read, mostly because I a love Bond movies anyway and b delight in sexist jokes, which made it easier for me to read Bond s anti feminist rants and just giggle to myself Here s one of my favorites, when Vesper Lynd gets herself kidnapped by the bad guys and Bond has to take the trouble to chase after them This was just what he had been afraid of These blithering women who thought they could do a man s work Why the hell couldn t they just stay a [...]


    23. Bond began hereBOND, JAMES BONDI ve fan of James Bond films all my life and I ve seen them all However I hadn t read any novel at the moment of this review so I thought that it was good idea if I d read a first novel of James Bond has to be the first book where everything started Hardly I was a newbie on Bond world as to need to read the first book, but I thought that it was the proper thing to do.I have clear that each story is self contained, so I will read Bond novels in the future but not i [...]


    24. Ma che triste questo romanzo Vabb , partiamo dall inizio Non avevo mai letto nessun libro di Ian Fleming, nonostante il fatto di aver visto moltissimi film tratti dalla serie di 007 La molla scattata due giorni fa, quando una conoscente mi ha prestato il DVD di Casino Royale , nel quale il celebre agente interpretato da Daniel Craig, che sarebbe questo qui Gi un bel vedere di suo, direi D Arwen, per favore, ricomponiti Ok, ok, come non detto Dicevo ho guardato Casino Royale e mi sono divertita u [...]


    25. My first Fleming Bond novel and it s far interesting than I expected Sure, it s 1950s pulp but Bond himself is portrayed as both super cool and as emotionally and psychologically vulnerable than we might expect After an explosion, for example, which he dodges, Bond felt himself starting to vomit , so sickened is he by the bloody fragments of flesh surrounding him It s fascinating, too, to witness his inner thoughts during that torture scene.There are, of course, objectionable moments but they, [...]


    26. I completely love the James Bond movies I ve seen all of them and my boyfriend and I even went to the movie exposition in Amsterdam last year very awesome When I came across a beautiful collection of all the books on the BookDepository, my interest was caught yes, I m a sucker for packaging th t much As a bookworm, why not read the books by Ian Fleming, where the movies were originally based on And so I did, starting with the first book in the series, published in 1953, Casino Royale Mine s Bond [...]


    27. Every legend has a beginning For Agent 007, that came in Ian Fleming s 1953 novel Casino Royale.Now, I ve been a fan of the various Bond movies for years, but I d never tackled one of the novels until now Casino Royale is the first of 14 Bond novels and story collections that Fleming produced, and it s a little rough around the edges as one might expect from a rookie novelist The prose is not bad by any means, but it s nothing fancy More puzzling is the structure I remember watching the movie ve [...]


    28. James Bond is as much of a weapon as his Beretta 418, although he s of an agent by chance than by choice, a weapon as sleek as his 1933 Bentley convertible He has his vices gambling, martinis, cigarettes, and sex Ian Fleming may not have painted women in the most favorable light, may have used a different writing style for a thriller than I m accustomed to the agency brief, plenty of inner dialogue and thoughts, and only a dusting of intense action sequences but this was an enjoyable read for m [...]


    29. I m pretty sure I ve read this before, but for some reason I had no track of it It s an excellent introduction to the world of James Bond, but should it be one of the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die Not sure.It is definitely a game changer as thrillers went We have a character who can be cold as ice, but probably because he has to be It is also emblematic of a time The time where everyone s life was circumscribed by the two big elephants in the room US and USSR In many ways, a simpler time And [...]


    30. A dry martini, Bond said In a deep champagne goblet Three measures of Gordon s, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet Shake it very well until it s ice cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel Got it When I was about ten years old, my mom took me and my sisters to see Live and Let Die That was my introduction to James Bond It wasn t the sort of movie we were normally allowed to see, so naturally, we loved it Paul McCartney s theme song still brings back happy memories when I hear it [...]


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