Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)

Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
author: Ian Fleming
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.74
book published: 1953
rating: 4
read at: 2018/06/11
date added: 2018/06/11
The first literary James Bond outing is a psychological thriller taking place over the course of a high-stakes baccarat tournament. Dashing heroes, sinister villains, and exciting action set the stage for one of the most thrilling and famous popular fiction series in history. The plot plays out very similarly to the 2006 film, showing many similarities but eschewing many of the peripheral dramas that padded the run time of Daniel Craig’s debut as the tuxedo-clad secret agent. Fleming’s Bond is more reserved, human, and far more cold and sinister than modern audiences might enjoy, but he is–as Judi Dench’s M denounced–a relic of the Cold War. It’s a period novel that can be enjoyed as such–high fiction and a fun read!

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