Re: RARA-AVIS: Changing standards for masculinity (behavioral, not just muscle)

From: Patrick King (
Date: 12 Apr 2008

--- wrote
> Someone I know who worked in intelligence told me a
> while back that James Bond was a bit of a satire
> since it was well known that British intelligence
> was well known to have a homosexual bent.
> Ironically, the one author who I've read who did
> write spy novels where homosexuality is directly
> referenced is John Gardner, who later wrote many
> James Bond books. He wrote 3 Railton Family novels:
> Secret Generations, The Secret Houses, and The
> Secret Families. These novels directly address
> this.
> Jordan
************************************************** Of course I've heard of John Gardner but I don't think I've ever actually read any of his books. The only post-Fleming James Bond I read was Kingsley Amis' Colonel Sun. Thanks for the tip.

Patrick King

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