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scaramanga1 wrote:

I'm reading The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim Published in 1935 originally- the blurb on the back made me grab it as it really is as good as it sounds.

Part of the blurb states:
This classic thriller - undoubtedly an influence on Ian Fleming's James Bond novels - now published for the first time since the 1930s. With its yachts and cocktail parties, it's steely hero and brutal assassins, and it's cinematic range across the cities of Europe, this is a gripping and sophisticated tale of a spy who saves the world.

Thank you for bringing that to our attention, scaramanga1! That sounds very much like a book that I need to add to the collection.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Definitely well worth a read. Hence why I shared.

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About to start Colonel Sun.

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Probably the best of the continuing novels.  ajb007/martini  very much in the Fleming style.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Probably the best of the continuing novels.  ajb007/martini  very much in the Fleming style.

I agree - an excellent entry into the series and worthy of Fleming himself  ajb007/martini

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As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2av1.jpg http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2aa1.jpg

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That looks a really nice set.  ajb007/cheers

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I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

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Robbo88 wrote:

I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

You should post some pics of the covers  ajb007/martini

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DutchJamesBondFan wrote:

As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2av1.jpg http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2aa1.jpg

I love that box. Brilliant. I am a little jealous because my own Fleming novels are looking a bit shabby. I might look for something similar to your set of novels. As Christmas is just round the corner I may have to drop some subtle hints to my family or more realistically buy it myself. I hope you enjoy Moonraker, it was one of my favourites. Completely different to the film.  ajb007/martini

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Sir Miles wrote:
Robbo88 wrote:

I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

You should post some pics of the covers  ajb007/martini

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/robbo2705/FB_IMG_1447054022262_zpsw0biqjwn.jpg

I don't have Casino Royale or Live and Let Die in this format. Though I've just typed them in on eBay and I can get the both of them for under £10.

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Wonderful  covers.  ajb007/martini

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Wonderful  covers.  ajb007/martini

Thanks mate.

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^ yeah...I do like those covers...you could buy them as prints once over  ajb007/martini

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Ive just finished reading THUNDERBALL,took it on holiday with me. Ive read DN FRWL ,so TB seemed a good choice of holiday reading ajb007/smile .Now its no point telling you guys the story ajb007/biggrin ,but I was a bit confused ,I put that down to the scotch and sodas Bond drunk in the book ,so good idea to follow suit ,confusion was ,early in the book ,the balloon goes up ,and all the agents are called in for a Thunderball briefing about the 2 bombs being stolen ,then later on it goes into detail of how the bombs are stolen in a live time frame sort of way .Now as I said it called be too much sun ,one too many scotch and sodas ,but it seemed a bit back to front to me . The book how ever was fantastic ,Fleming must have been a very knowledgeable man on many subjects ,and this comes across very well in his description of events ,for instance his description of the sea bed in Nassau is bang on ,having dived there myself .
A great read  .Moonraker or Goldfinger next hmmm ?? ajb007/smile

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Oh Moonraker next, AS - my favourite Bond novel!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:

Oh Moonraker next, AS - my favourite Bond novel!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Yes ,I was sort of leaning in that direction ,and im sure TP will back you up too  ajb007/lol

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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ajb007/lol  Yes, it's a favourite  of mine too.  ajb007/martini  great  story and villain.

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Indeed. Moonraker was the first Bond novel I read aged 12 and 3/4 during the summer of 1997. I still think that it's the best of the lot (check my username if further proof were needed!) Happy days.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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The Wicker Man wrote:
DutchJamesBondFan wrote:

As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2av1.jpg http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2aa1.jpg

I love that box. Brilliant. I am a little jealous because my own Fleming novels are looking a bit shabby. I might look for something similar to your set of novels. As Christmas is just round the corner I may have to drop some subtle hints to my family or more realistically buy it myself. I hope you enjoy Moonraker, it was one of my favourites. Completely different to the film.  ajb007/martini

I really enjoyed CR and LALD so I'm sure I will. Hope you'll find a nice set, Wicker Man.

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Robbo88 wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Robbo88 wrote:

I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

You should post some pics of the covers  ajb007/martini

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/robbo2705/FB_IMG_1447054022262_zpsw0biqjwn.jpg

I don't have Casino Royale or Live and Let Die in this format. Though I've just typed them in on eBay and I can get the both of them for under £10.

Very nice set, it somehow reminds me of the earlier Bond poster which were al drawn. Looks very cool.

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DutchJamesBondFan wrote:

As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2av1.jpg http://www.mijnzwartebeertjes.nl/afbeeldingen/C2aa1.jpg

I actually own the exact same set, have owned it for over a decade now!  ajb007/smile
I am thinking about one day buying the English ones though! I do enjoy it in Dutch but I think English is even more authentic!

And i'm currently reading For Your Eyes Only, only need to read the Hildebrand Rarity and then I've finished all short stories in there.
Have to say I really enjoyed all of Fleming's short stories in this one !

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Yes, I enjoy the short stories too- there's a nice touch of variety to them.

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Barbel wrote:

Yes, I enjoy the short stories too- there's a nice touch of variety to them.

FAVTAK was really intresting as it so much elements that was never really used in the films. Also like how Bond was rescued by a girl. The girls became more modern in this story too. (I'm reading them in order)

FYEO, also very strong! Loved how the whole Canada sequence in the mountains. I was fully picturing Bond with his sniper and camouflage right up there! Loved how they used the way they killed Gonzales in the the movie too!

Risico was one of my favorites from this one, as soon as Kristatos was introduced I could already predict the whole thing because of the movie but it was still a blast to read!

QoS was another intresting one! Also very unexpected to have Bond basicly hear about the background of some person during dinner, but it had the basic moral of never judging a book by it's cover. Great! (No clue how some people say any of this really links to the movie though)

Looking forward to finishing this and moving on to TB

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I re-read the Fleming books every few years. I'm currently reading FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and recently finished GOLDFINGER and LIVE AND LET DIE. Love them all. Next on the list is DR. NO (I'm not reading them in order this time around).