Re: Ian Fleming Bibliography by Jon Gilbert
I would be happy to hear your thoughts on the bibliography Superado once you have had a chance to look it over. I have been tempted to buy it, but have so far resisted. I never thought of checking Amazon UK, I'll have to do that.
Will do, 00-Agent. Tonight, I plan to read over the stuff at the front end, the preface, intro, etc. There's been so many recommendations about this book among Literary Bond fans, but really no substantial review or synopsis to be found online, so that I've been building up an expectation of what's ahead based on whatever snippets from others that do exist. I'm hoping for some really obscure, esoteric information, similar to the research that John Griswold undertook for his "Annotations and Chronologies" book, deriving much of its content from the archived Fleming manuscripts at the Lilly Library in Indiana. However, I'm getting a bad feeling that some of the pages I've flipped over contain, instead, lots of publishing minutiae about the Fleming book editions and other works that involve him; it was for similar qualities in the "illustrated James Bond" that made me mail it back after barely flipping over the first half of the book. I hope my first impressions are wrong and that I do unearth some good nuggets of the shiny kind and not of the dried, chunky, fibrous variety of the organic kind.