Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Him: The Best and Worst of Bond

With the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, debuting tomorrow in London, the blog Book Riot decided it was time to announce its favorites among Ian Fleming’s original Bond novels. In order. Live and Let Die (1954) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) rank at the bottom of that list, but I am not going to tell you which work comes in at No. 1.

Do you agree with the order in which these books have been listed? Share your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.

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J F Norris said...

I have not read enough of the Bond novels to rate them in any order. I only want to comment on O'Neal's criteria for rating the books. He seems to take a far too realistic approach. Anything that resembles real fiction he seems to have a problem with. Like the outrageous names of the female characters and the plot to rob Fort Knox in Goldfinger. They're books not newspaper articles! Clamoring for realism in thrillers always makes me roll my eyes.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

A good point, John.