Operating in chronological order of their publication, Casino Royale was the first literary Bond adventure the blog analyzed in two parts, in May and then in August. August was 3 months ago at this point and no new book reviews have emerged. Why is that? The answer is actually quite thrilling, if I may say so myself.
DN is the movie every single Bond fan on this planet has to be thankful towards, otherwise none of us would have started fan clubs, blogs, magazines, podcasts, or constantly exchange ideas and bicker on Twitter. And yet, Terence Young’s film is not one regularly cited as a favourite within the fan base or by cinephiles with certain proclivities towards the franchise.
It took a while to return to Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale. Back in late May when I published a cursory review, I had ideas of re-reading the novel again and possibly writing a supplemental review in the near future. Here we are in early August already. Tempus Fugit.
The summer reading season is officially underway. This pas week I intermittently picked up Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel that started it all: Casino Royale. It was a relatively brisk read given that this was the 3rd if not the 4th time I visited the fictitious Royale-les-Eaux in the south of France, to say nothing that the book itself is not very long, barely lasting 165 pages.
In a co-announcement this past week by Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications, there will be yet another James Bond comic book series sprouting this coming autumn. My immediate reaction was mixed and it remains so after having mulled over the new project for a few days now.
In what will surely prove a long but trilling road to becoming a Double-0 Aficionado, I recently cracked open a book I had purchased at around this time last year, The James Bond Archives: Spectre Edition, published by the fine people at Taschen in late 2015, edited by Paul Duncan.