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Again, Fleming proves he is a master of short-storytelling,
By A Customer
This review is from: Octopussy (Coronet Books) (Paperback)
This is one of the best of the Bond books. While it lacks the feel of some of the earlier books it is still and intriguing read. Overall the depth of the stories is far greater than that in "For Your Eyes Only" where the stories are far shorter and can't really catch your interest. The stories are all quite different with the first being about an ex-service agent who steals a horde of Nazi gold who Bond is sent out to kill. This story sets the scene for the film Octopussy as the ex-agent is Octopussy's father. The next story, The Living Daylights is one where bond must cross the east-west Berlin divide and the final story, The Property of a Lady is one in which Bond is dispatched to uncover a forgery of a Fabergé egg in an auction which is much more exciting than it sounds!