James Bond : The Authorised Biography Paperback
by John Pearson
Like most of the world, John Pearson assumed that James Bond was nothing more than a character in Fleming's highly charged imagination.
Then he began to have his doubts. He finally became convinced that James Bond was not only real, but actually alive.
This book must be one of the most extraordinary biographies of our times - the authorised life of a myth, the official biography of James Bond.
Here Pearson reveals amazing adventures, situations and incidents only hinted at in Ian Fleming's books.
This promises to show a side of Bond never seen before.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/05/2008
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9780099502920
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Review by reeread
According to this biography, James Bond was real and a friend of Ian Fleming's. The author traces evidence to support his theory which ultimately leads him to the Bahamas and extended interviews with the man himself - James Bond, who reveals the amazing events of his childhood, adolescence and then career in the secret service.An interesting twist on the person of James Bond and why Ian Fleming wrote the novels.
Review by aadyer
I liked John Pearson's biography of Ian Fleming, and thought that this would be a similar piece. It is very inconsistent, is the main thing that I would say. There are some genuinely fascinating moments, like the aftermath of Bond's affair with tiffany Case, as from the novel, and also his subsequent breakdown in functioning after his marriage but these are unfortunately coupled with events which just jar against what I think Fleming created. The idea of M's compromise later in the book, felt wrong, as did some of the events in Bond's early life, the acquisition of his Bentley & some of the aspects regarding SMERSH, etc. This is not canon, and it really feels like it missed the mark in places, yet others seem to be more appropriate. For fans, who can discern the wheat from the chaff.