Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sex, Sadism, and Centipedes

I might well have forgotten all about this, had it not been for the blog Spy Vibe, which mentioned earlier this morning that
Ian Fleming's sixth James Bond novel, Dr. No, was published on this day in 1958. With elements such as the villain’s steel-pincer hands, a flame-throwing tractor/dragon, a killer centipede, death traps, tests of pain, and a climactic fight with a giant cephalopod, Dr. No is perhaps one the most Pulp-styled adventures in the series.
If you are in the mood for a bit of celebrating, click here to see Killer Covers’ delightful selection of Dr. No book covers produced over the decades. And click here to watch the trailer for the 1962 Sean Connery version of Dr. No—the first big-screen outing for Agent 007.

Additionally, Spy Vibe notes that “Ian Fleming Publications celebrates the novel’s release today in a 60th-anniversary post of excerpts from period reviews and Fleming’s text from the novel.

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