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This review is from: James Bond: The Authorised Biography (Paperback)
I love the character of Bond from Fleming's books. In this book Bond constantly acts and says things that I could never see him doing. I understand the spirit and context of the book, but it can't help jarring whever the author starts a sentence like, "What Fleming didn't understand about bond was..." I didn't find the JB depicted here particularly likeable. If you're really into the books this 'biog' will seem tempting, however, it'll probably just annoy. STOP GETTING BOND WRONG!
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2012 19:10:38 GMT
Hywel James says:
I can't help feeling you missed the sense of irony in some of John Pearson's remarks about Ian Fleming and Mr Bond himself. The entire book is an elaborate and well constructed hoax, and as such contains a number of affectionate and subtle tongue in cheek references to the original author and his hero. I'm sure if you gave it another chance you'd enjoy it every bit as much as I did and, moreover, you'd spot the moments where Pearson deliberately contradicts Ian Fleming in order to make his "biography" authentic.
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