Re: RARA-AVIS: Fleming

James Rogers (
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 00:03:31 -0600

At 12:29 AM 11/24/99 -0500, you wrote:
>all right... now I'm curious... can anyone give me a little background on
>amis's bond novel... (if it isn't appropriate talk on this list... stop me
>and please just email me personally)...
    Actually, I think that you can _almost_ backdoor Fleming on to the topic. Certainly _Casino Royale_ has the right bitter attitude, but of course lacks the colloquial touch referred to by Mr. Dougherty. However, as he was one of Chandler's very few literary buds, I think we can stand a minute of him. Unfortunately, I have never read _Colonel Sun_, though I saw a copy once. I do know that Amis loved junk literature, so I suspect he did an OK job pastiching the "Fleming feel".


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