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ISBN13: 9780142003299
ISBN10: 0142003298
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Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean or identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Fabergé egg in a Sotheby's auction room, Bond always closes the case — with extreme prejudice.

This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, including Fleming's little-known story "007 in New York," showcasing Bond's taste for Manhattan's special pleasures — from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.

Review:

"A must for Bond buffs." Newsweek

Synopsis:

This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, including Fleming's little-known story "007 in New York," showcasing Bond's taste for Manhattan's special pleasures--from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.

About the Author

Ian Fleming (1908–1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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lukas, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
Published after Fleming's death, this slim collection brings together four stories, only one of which has any real action. Fleming is clearly out of ideas and energy; he seems to be completely bored with his own creation and writing. "Octopussy," despite the suggestive title, does really have an octopuss in it. The higlight of another story is Bond going to a Sotheby's auction of Faberge eggs. Really. "007 in New York" is a somewhat cranky sketch of Bond wandering around New York. Only "The Living Daylights" (the last film until recently to use an actual Fleming title) has anything like tension, as Bond squares off against a Commie sniper. Stick with the older novels.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142003299
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Fleming, Ian
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Bond, james (fictitious character)
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
James Bond Novels
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.72x5.10x.36 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 128 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142003299 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A must for Bond buffs."
"Synopsis" by , This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, including Fleming's little-known story "007 in New York," showcasing Bond's taste for Manhattan's special pleasures--from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.

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