‘Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles’
In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming’s 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.
Live and Let Die
‘You start to die the moment you are born’
Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming’s second 007 novel, takes Bond from Harlem to Jamaica in a frenzied hunt for the deadly gangster Mr Big and his macabre network of associates.
Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art...the reader has to go on reading
Speed...tremendous zest...communicated excitement. Brrh! How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes
With dozens of Bond novels as well as the original Ian Fleming books, scholars have been trying to work out the best way to read 007 for decades. Here's the definitive run-down.