This is where you start the James Bond series. If you only want to read one Ian Fleming novel, Casino Royale is the one to read, although after you read it, you might want to read more. The films may have begun with Dr. No, but Fleming's novels began with Casino Royale. Read the adventures of a different Bond than the one portrayed on the big screen (although, Daniel Craig seems to be the most accurate to Fleming's character). He's a bit more rough around the edges and uses his wits much more than Q's gadgets. Casino Royale is a dark, fast-paced, beautiful spy novel that had no idea what it was starting when it was published. Recommended By Jeffrey J., Powells.com
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The legend continues! Get ready to enjoy more thrills and spills with the world's greatest secret agent in the latest addition to this classic action series!This is the story that introduced us to James Bond! In his first mission, James must neutralize a Russian operative by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his retirement'. Lady luck appears to be taken with Bond as his target hits a losing streak, but Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster...This new edition also includes Live and Let Die and the very rarely seen Moonraker, brought together for the first time in one spectacular collection that features an exclusive introduction by legendary Bond actor Roger Moore!!!