||My Name's Bond, James Bond
An Anthology from the Fiction of Ian Fleming
This book celebrates the greatest of all post-war British fictional icons. For too long the films of the Bond novels have overshadowed their literary source - the bizarre, baroque imagination of Ian Fleming. Full rein is given in this anthology to Fleming's wonderful creations - the magically deranged villans, their appaling sidekicks and their surreal lairs, from Dr No's guano island to Blofeld's Garden of Death. Fleming emerges too from this book as a remarkable writer on nature (albeit nature of a purely malevolent variety) and as an inventor of extraordinarily imagined set pieces - the source of the films' enormous success.
Paperback | 129 x 182mm | 160 pages | ISBN 0140294732 | Nov 2001 | Penguin