Friday, October 25, 2013

The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming

  • Title:  The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Author:  Ian Fleming
  • Borrowed via Kindle Lending Library,
  • Started:  10/13/2013
  • Finished:  10/19/2013
Before I get to this book I wanted to comment that every time I read one of the books, the damn corresponding song from the movie is stuck in my head.  Not just when I pick it up to read the book, but the entire time this is the book I have lined up.  So if it takes me 6 days to finish the book, as it did this time, I've spend almost a week singing in my head "Nobody does it better..." over and over again.
Anyway, I had read this one before, maybe the first Bond book I ever read (although I think that was actually Moonraker).  I liked it then, and still like it now although less so.  I know most consider it an abomination, but I like the telling of the story from the young lady's point of view, no matter how bad Fleming was at writing from such a view.  It's still a fun break from the usual.

Of course Fleming really loses people near the end of the book with a comment of something like "all women want semi-rape sex" so he no doubt deserves all the criticisim he got for this book.  Still, I found it an enjoyable read, and the worse James Bond book is still a lot more fun than most other spy thrillers.

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