Monday, July 20, 2009

James Bond Daily: Bond on Women

As I've threatened for some time, I'm now reading straight through all of Ian Fleming's James Bond books, and hope to comment on them quickly. The original plan was to read a book every day and write about it that night, but I doubt that will actually happen -- it looks more like each book will take two days.

But perhaps I can find other things to throw in on the off-days to keep up the Bondian theme, such as this quote, from p.27 of Casino Royale, the first novel:
Women were for recreation. On a job, they got in the way and fogged things up with sex and hurt feelings and all the emotional baggage they carried around. One had to look out for them and take care of them.
And I'll also note that I read Casino Royale only a few years ago, in the middle of Book-A-Day, and before seeing the recent movie.

1 comment:

sallyhanan said...

I never read any of his books, I just watched the movies and delighted in Bond's womanizing ways. Pity the humor doesn't translate as well in the books (based on your excerpt).

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