The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond)
Book Summary of The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond)
Vivienne Michel is running away from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over... until a chance encounter with James Bond turns her world upside down. Ian Flemings tenth 007 novel is a unique view of Bond, through the eyes of a woman who loves him.
About the Author
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write thirteen other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the childrens classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1962 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.
Details of Book: The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond) (BSID:73897)
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Wow. This was something else. A terrible, terrible something else.The Spy Who Loved Me differs from all of the other Bond books, in that it's written in the first person, from the perspective of Vivienne Michel, a vivacious young lady who finds herself alone, looking after a motor lodge in north-...
It took me a long time to track down this book: I couldn't get it through the library, and I eventually broke down and bought it (a bad idea in my tiny apartment). Wow. It's totally worth the money and shelf space. Just fantastic. Be warned, it does read like a noir/romance which happens to featu...
AM I A FAN OF THE JAMES BOND BOOKS? YES I AM. MY MOTHER DURING THE 1960'S PURCHASED THE COMPLETE SET OF IAM FLEMINGS BOOKS IN THE JAMES BOND SERIES FROM A SIGN UP OFFERINGS OF A BOOK CLUB FOR $1.99. IN MY EARLY TEENS I READ EVERY BOOK AND IT STARTED ME AS AN AVID READER OF SPY AND SUSPENSE NOVELS...
Although this book is often labeled "experimental," it's really a pretty conventional hardboiled noir story of a fallen woman in distress, who calls upon the services (and killer instincts) of a mysterious stranger. The only things "experimental" about it are an introduction from Ian Fleming on t...
Although the fifth James Bond movie, 1967's "You Only Live Twice," was the first film in the series to radically differ from its source novel, perhaps no other 007 picture jettisons author Ian Fleming's original conception as completely as 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me." In essence a remake of "YO...
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