1

Topic: Favourite Bond Novel?

I haven't seen this thread posted yet. Just read Dr.No and it is defiantly my favourite Bond novel, what's yours?

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

2

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Moonraker - first read and still be best! Fleming at his finest in terms of plot and characterisation.  ajb007/martini

"He must play the role which she expected of him. The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette.” - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955). Parliament is Sovereign. Author @ The Bondologist Blog (TBB) - Follow TBB on Twitter - Dragonpol

3

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Ha ha, Moonraker was my first read, It'sand my first Bond novel to land on my shelf.a good read, though a bit slow in places,  in 3rd place onmy list below FRWL and DN

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

4

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Moonraker is my favorite book.  I also really enjoyed Casino Royale.  I read all the novels after watching their corresponding films except Casino Royale and I think the fact that these two were not spoiled by watching the films first made them more enjoyable.  For those who have not read the books, Moonraker the movie and Moonraker the novel are nothing alike IMO.

"A blunt instrument wielded by a Government department.  Hard, ruthless, sardonic, fatalistic.  He likes gambling, golf, fast motor cars.  All his movements are relaxed and economical". Ian Fleming

5

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

I think we can all decide that Fleming Bond books are far superior then the other Bond novels.

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

6

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Moonraker is one of my favourites but my Number one is
OHMSS, love the novel and the movie.

1, OHMSS.  2,CR.   3, LTK.  4, FRWL.  5, Skyfall.

7

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Im up to Goldfinger (halfway)

Must say Moonraker was a great read as well as FRWL. 

Dr No was a bit of a bore for me. 

Looking forward to OHMSS and Thunderball!!

8

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Thunderball next for me, I am just reading FYEO

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

9

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

On Her Majesty's Sectret Service

Without doubt

"The odds can change; the number remains the same"

10

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

I agree with those who nominated Moonraker. It's nothing like the film. Moonraker was an absolutely thrilling read. I love it. I rate it as the best of Fleming's James Bond novels.

Then there's From Russia With Love, Thunderball, Casino Royale ... all brilliant. There weren't that many Fleming novels that were 'bad' as such, but I didn't enjoy Diamonds Are Forever or Goldfinger as much as I enjoyed the others.

"Watch the birdie, you bastard!"

11

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

hackett wrote:

On Her Majesty's Sectret Service

Without doubt

Agree 100%  ajb007/martini

Aevo rarissima nostro simplicitas
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

12

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

I like all those Moonraker top picks - great minds think alike!

"He must play the role which she expected of him. The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette.” - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955). Parliament is Sovereign. Author @ The Bondologist Blog (TBB) - Follow TBB on Twitter - Dragonpol

13

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Dr. No is by far number one for me. 

Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, Thunderball and Man with the golden gun are my other favorite's.

This is where we leave you Mr. Bond. (Pilot, Apollo Airlines)

14

Re: Favourite Bond Novel?

Like many others, Dr. No is my favourite (of the few I've read), I finished Thunderball a while ago, but became bored in some parts  ajb007/crap . Goldfinger is very good, the film is also one of my top choices.  ajb007/smile

"I think he got the point"