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Goldfinger By Ian Fleming Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint After smuggling tons of gold out of Brita
  • Title: Goldfinger
  • Author: Ian Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780142002049
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Goldfinger By Ian Fleming Auric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint After smuggling tons of gold out of Britain into secret vaults in Switzerland, this powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history robbing all the gold in Fort Knox That is, unless SecretAuric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint After smuggling tons of gold out of Britain into secret vaults in Switzerland, this powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history robbing all the gold in Fort Knox That is, unless Secret Agent 007 can foil his plan.In one of Ian Fleming s most popular adventures, James Bond tracks this most dangerous foe across two continents and takes on two of the most memorable villains ever created a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious female crime boss named Pussy Galore.
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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. Reading, Good Reading GOOD AS GOLDOnce is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it s enemy action.This quote from the novel is quite relevant, since Goldfinger, the book, is separated in three parts precisely named after the terms Happenstance , Coincidence and Enemy Action , describing the interaction between James Bond and Auric Goldfinger, respectively protagonist and antagonist in the story Also, defining how the story in general is evolving in its own development.Goldfinger is [...]


    2. It was going to be fun playing hare and hounds across Europe The sun was shining out of a clear sky Bond felt a moment s sharp thrill down his spine He smiled to himself, a hard, cold, cruel smile Goldfinger, he thought, for the first time in your life you re in trouble bad trouble.Bond is drinking bourbon in the Miami airport and philosophizing about life and death He has just neatly taken care of heroin distribution ring You may think of Bond as a cold, hard killer but actually in the books he [...]


    3. Rating 4.8 of fiveThe 1964 film gets almost five stars I doubt very seriously the book would get than one.So, first let s talk about the song swoon If you don t like the song, don t ever tell me I will unfriend you and make a voodoo dolly to do awful, awful things to you Ever read The Wasp Factory Yeah, that ll sound like Sunday school K Clear enough Good.Then there s Connery beefcakin around in a skimpy swimsuit There s a passel of cool cars, including the iconic Aston Martin DB5 swoon and a 1 [...]


    4. Fear, Mr Bond, takes gold out of circulation and hoards it against the evil day Ian Fleming, GoldfingerA very enjoyable read except for a couple nagging complaints I hate Fleming Bond s attitude towards asians Koreans in this book, but it was Chinese in Dr No and women lesbians in this book It doesn t age well While I wasn t alive in the 50s, and I suspect it was normal 60 years ago, it still reads a bit too heavy with white, masculine overcompensation I would have given this over the top spy t [...]


    5. Casually, one hand reached out to the control panel and pressed down a switch There came a slow metallic growl from the end of the table on which Bond lay It curved quickly up to a harsh whine and then to a shrill high whistle that was barely audible Bond turned his head wearily away How soon could he manage to die I ve been trying to write up a review for Goldfinger probably the most famous of the Bond adventures for a couple of days now Well, since this was a re read, I guess you could say I h [...]


    6. The movie has got to be better than this shit Yes, I shall procure a copy for myself, and watch it all the way through I must confess I have only seen parts of this cinematic Sean Connery classic, and the parts I have seen did offer up a slight sense of endearment for yours truly But my attention span waned, and my movie prowess faltered, and I must confess I sometimes have the attention span of a fruit fly But I shall push through, much as I did with this piece of male chauvinistic trash.The go [...]


    7. We watched Goldfinger last night on DVD I d seen it once before, around 1975, but I could hardly remember a thing about it Really quite interesting Some reactions The womenOMG There are some scenes one could hardly believe This was our favourite Felix Leiter, Bond s opposite number from the CIA, turns up in Miami, where Bond is lounging by a swimming pool, having his shoulders massaged by an opulent blonde They have the following exchange from memory Leiter Ah, Bond, I thought I d find you in go [...]



    8. 1.Plot Plot Okay, it s James Bond Who doesn t know the plot Megalomaniac wants to rule the world James Bond Kicks his ass, then gets laid at least twice Oh, all right, he played golf too I guess I just mean to say, this is an old book, that became an old movie There were no surprises in the plot Sean Connery s Bond fits very well with Ian Fleming s book Bond, on his way back to England after tracking down drug dealers in Mexico gets delayed at the airport While there, he accepts a proposition fr [...]


    9. Goldfinger, movie trailer.Oh, Bond What are you up to now Lessee Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago Once is happenstance Twice is coincidence The third time it s enemy action Miami, Sandwich and now Geneva Auric GoldfingerThe book is broken up into these three sections detailing Bond s three interactions with Auric Goldfinger, a nasty sort of fellow who cheats at canasta and smuggles gold This is the first of the Bond books I ve read that takes place primarily in America yee haw and I was pl [...]


    10. Goldfinger, he s the man, the man with the Midas touchA spider s touchSuch a cold finger beckons you to enter his web of sinBut don t go in Leslie Bricusse Anthony Newley I was really excited to read this book Goldfinger was the first James Bond movie I ever saw so I have a special place in my heart for it The screenplay was written by Richard Maibaum dec and Paul Dehn dec and how they turned this book into that movie is worthy of accolades and rewards Posthumous awardsStandard disclaimer this b [...]


    11. Very rarely does a film improve upon the source novel The novel is too long, is illogical in some parts, offensive in others and makes the reader realize what a superb job screenwriter Richard Maibaum did in adapting it for the film These weaknesses stand out in particular First, the behavior of villain Auric Goldfinger is completely illogical during the torture scene You might remember the terrific laser beam scene in the film where Goldfinger, played by Gert Frobe, threatens to slice James Bon [...]


    12. Running on fond memories of watching the Bond films in my childhood, I was recently inspired to pick this up I wish I hadn t bothered See, it wasn t the I didn t expect the sexism and the racismok I probably didn t expect the homophobiabut I didn t expect it to be so blatant I expected useless women who s only function to the plot was to fall into Bond s arms or die, to be honest I m used to it I didn t expect a diatribe blaming homosexuality on women getting the vote I didn t expect a character [...]


    13. I was torn again here 3 or 4 This novel has it s almost silly moments but mostly it s far adult in it s themes It s violent, and the sex is a little there than the ones that went before While there isn t any real overt sex in the bond books despite their rep, the theme in this one ups the stakes a bit view spoiler Pussy asks Bond if he knows what a virgin is The answer she informs Bond is that it s a girl who can out run her brothers She tells James she failed to out run her uncle Pussy is th [...]


    14. Despite having seen many of the films, this was my first exposure to one of Ian Fleming s Bond novels The plot, basically, involves Bond having to stop the dastardly Auric Goldfinger from stealing all of the bullion in Fort Knox and using the money to finance anti American spy interests return The book is an amazing document of its time in addition to the Red Menace of Communist influence over Western politics, there are also discussions of the inherent genetic cruelty of Korean people, and how [...]


    15. It s been 50 years since I first read this novel I recently stumbled upon a leather bound set of all the James Bond books, and am slowly working my way through them again Re reading Ian Fleming reminded me of his consummate skill as a wordsmith and storyteller Sure, some specifics are off you cannot see the Gulf from the Miami Airport but in general, Fleming s writing crackles with details and color Read these books for entertainment And read them to remember a simpler time, when Don Draper and [...]


    16. This is my second James Bond book and I liked this one as well The James Bond in these books though, don t feel like the same James Bond on the silver screen But that is okay with me.I still really enjoy these books There was even a scene where James is playing golf with Goldfinger and as much as I dislike golf, I was riveted to that scene Reading this makes me want to look up the movie.These are fun I want to add to my reading list.


    17. Sadly, probably the worst Bond book I ve read thus far.The overarching plot is good evil overlord joins forces with criminals all over the United States to rob Fort Knox in a daring plan that only Bond can foil The trouble is the middle.To establish that the evil overlord is, well, evil, there s a long section two chapters three seventeen billion of Bond and the antagonist playing golf In excruciating detail, we are forced to watch the two traverse all eighteen holes, in which Bond must win in o [...]


    18. What did I learn from this book James Bond is a sexist alcoholic Yes James Bond is prone to flights of romantic fancy Yes James Bond has really weird thoughts about heaven when he s coming around after being drugged Yes The book gave me tons of insight into Bond as a character, but that character I ended up not liking much I m impressed by his ability to drink Bourbon at noon and still save the lives of 60,000 Kentuckians by taping a secret message to the underside of an airplane toilet Not to m [...]


    19. 2.5 starsAfter having read, and enjoyed, Casino Royale I was looking forward to Goldfinger I am very disappointed that it didn t live up to the promise of CR I now know way too many things about golf I found Gf for the most part boring and the ending didn t help me respect either the writer or the character any In fact it left a distinctly poor taste in my mouth It was, to my mind, worse than the typical Bond mentality Another blah read for me I will try Fleming Bond again though Better luck ne [...]


    20. Having completed an assignment in Mexico, James Bond, Secret Service agent 007 licensed to kill , is having a drink at the airport in Miami while he waits for his connecting flight when he s approached by a man he met during the infamous poker game in Casino Royale, Mr Du Pont It s soon apparent that this older, overweight, wealthy American has an ulterior motive in striking up a conversation with Bond he wants to hire James to check out a man Mr Du Pont has been daily playing canasta with and l [...]


    21. Verdict I can t Honestly I just can t.When I last read Bond it was in Casino Royale where he spent equal amounts of time playing a card game and getting his nuts kicked in As Goldfinger begins he s back at the cards and his nuts have sadly recovered Following a chance encounter with the titular villain Bond s officially put on his trail Bond and Goldfinger then play golf, have dinner and go on a drive through Europe Bond s nuts have another un fortunate escape and then he s hired by Goldfinger a [...]


    22. 3.5 starsThis was Bond, so the entertainment was there But I could ve done without the MANY MANY pages of them playing golf and all the British golf lingo That part bored the hell out of me.Besides that, it was a quick and fun read I ve read a few James Bond books, and while they aren t bad, they re not great IMO And I do prefer the movies over the books Which is something you ll rarely hear me say 3.5 stars


    23. Ho boy, this one was insane o Goldfinger has always been my favorite Bond film The rest of the top 3 Casino Royale, for awesomeness, and Octopussy, because it s called Octopussy The movie had a strong villain in Auric Goldfinger I mean Oddjob, Pussy Galore, No Mister Bond, I expect you to die , fantastic stuff.I had always heard the book had less gadgets and that is true No exploding pens or hats orke, plants, I guess I had figured it was SERIOUS spy stuff Was it Well yes and no There were no ga [...]


    24. Ben Schott s introduction to my edition tells of the muted critical reception this book received Indeed it was the novel that prompted Paul Johnson s famous description Sex, Snobbery and Sadism But to be honest, I don t think the three S s are priminent in this book than in the previous adventures of J Bond esq In fact I greeted them like old and welcome friends What bothered me about this book is just how ridiculous it is.It s said the film adapatation of Goldfinger was the movie that sent the [...]


    25. Bond is back again He is waiting in an airport, contemplating life and his killing of a Mexican involved in the drug trade, when someone who he once knew at a certain casino the Royale, anyone asks him for help Turns out there s a man who cheats at cards and this Royale alum has lost a significant amount of money Goldfinger s title character shows up as a sunburned, obese red head who seems like he s out to cheat unsuspecting tourists There is afoot as Bond quickly discovers, and he s off again [...]


    26. Marvellous book in the James Bond series I really must recommend these to anyone who likes thrilling fiction and especially to people whose only exposure to James Bond has been the primping buffoon so commonly portrayed in talkies.Fleming s Bond is thoughtful, with all too frequent dark moods and self doubt A man who hates violence, and especially hates the fact that he is so good at it, and that it is of required of him This book in fact opens with Bond in an airport lounge returning from a mis [...]


    27. I enjoyed this 007 outing very much Fleming keeps an even pace in this book It is the slower, laid back Bond No wild chases here No feats of strength There is, in fact, a very long, detailed round of golf that is well written Not for the modern reader is this spy thriller.Auric Goldfinger is an interesting villain in the movie In the book, he is menacing, fascinating, and I enjoyed his character Even Oddjob is odd, than his counterpart in the movie The infamous Pussy Galore is less prominent i [...]


    28. One of the better James Bond novels Fleming wrote fairly well his characterizations sometimes wandered a bit in one novel, Bond went from distrusting someone to trusting the eventual villain, to distrusting him for not much apparent reason for any of the changes Here, we come up against some fine adversaries Goldfinger and Oddjob The premise is rather breathtaking.Not a great novel, but an amusing and entertaining read.


    29. Auric Goldfinger, Pussy Galore and James Bond They re all here for another romp as Bond tries to derail SMERSH again.


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