Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RIP John Gardner

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 15 Aug 2007

Dave Zeltserman wrote:

I agree wholeheartedly about Fleming's Bond books.
  You Only Live Twice (completely different plot than movie) == noir

************** Raymond Chandler and Fleming had something like a long distance friendship going on and exchanged mail. Chandler liked Casino Royale, I think the first Bond book. You talk about noir and how a book was not like the movie. In Casino Royale Bond is not much of the stereotype hardboiled hero at all. No ass-kicking or shooting. And he loses the girl at the end and it haunts him.


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