Dr. No: James Bond 007
- Publication Date:
- 06 September 2012
- Espionage & Spy Thriller
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Bond is back in another outstanding, hard-to-put-down thriller. Much better than FRWL. Bond is sent to Jamaica to convelesce after his poisioning in the last novel. While there, he investigates a mysterious guana producing island run by Dr. No. He finds that Dr. No is running a missle jamming station for the Russian to thwart US missle launches. With the help of Quarrle (last seen in LALD, and who dies in this book) and Honeychile Rider, he is able to stop the bad guy under a big pile of bird poop!
I only have one real important thought about this one, and that is:Really, Fleming, Honeychile? You could've done better...That aside, this was another great edition to what I have so far read of the 007 series. I did have a bit of a complaint about how slowly it took for things to happen, as if there was a bit of feet dragging in the beginning. Funnily enough, the last time Bond was in Jamaica (Live and Let Die) I had that same complaint. Maybe I have something against his Jamaican adventures.I did love the villain in this though - yes, of course, Dr. No. He was highly bizarre, and endlessly entertaining. Equally as much as Sir Hugo Drax from Moonraker, who I had a similar fascination with. The girl was allright, and M's behavior in the beginning was absolutely wonderful.
Following the Bond series has been enjoyable largely because Fleming's writing is quick and entertainingly descriptive. Doctor No made for an interesting villain and had me flying through pages to see how Bond would transcend all odds to stay alive and save the girl.
Another Bond book that shows so much more than the cartoonish movies. James Craig appears more Bondish than Connery. So much more real in the books.
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