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Great idea carried out with humour and expert insight,
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This review is from: James Bond: The Authorised Biography (Paperback)
John Pearson worked as a journalist under Ian Fleming on the "Sunday Times" and, after completing a biography of the author of the James Bond novels, decided to attempt a biography of the fictional agent himself. Of course it's a spoof (my keyboard wants to write 'spook' here for some reason!) but one which is carried out with humour and expert insight into the Bond genre. Far from being a book for Bond "anoraks" or Ian Fleming quiz 'eggheads', it is smoothly written, highly readable and full of Bond adventures, many of which are drawn from the original novels but only referred to obliquely or in passing in Fleming's stories.
In short "James Bond:the authorised biography" is well worth reading as a successful and entertaining achievement in its own right. I read it last month - almost forty years after it was first published - and it is a great read.