Re: RARA-AVIS: James Bond

Juri Nummelin (
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 15:47:55 +0200 (EET)

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Bill Crider wrote:

> I'm not sure whether CASINO ROYALE is hardboiled or just brutal, but it
> certainly impressed me. It's been more than 35 years since I read it, but
> I still recall the scene where Bond is sitting naked in a bottomless chair
> and the villain is wielding a carpet beater on a delicate portion of his
> anatomy. And I still remember what I thought was a great hardboiled line
> near the end of the torture scene where the villain says, "Say goodbye to
> it, Bond."

This is also the only scene I remember from the novel.

> Bill Crider, who doesn't have that Cook/Miller index after all

Thank God!

And by the way, since we are in the topic, has anyone read Walter Wager's spy books published under the pseudonym John Tiger? Are they any good? Do I have to include them in my paperback bibliography (it is already too large)? Several are translated.


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