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  • 002002 New ZealandPosts: 558MI6 Agent
    I'm about to start re-reading Thunderball - always one of my favourites...
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Yes. One of my favourites too. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,853MI6 Agent
    In the final third of Trigger Mortis. Enjoying it so far, starts off very Fleming in style (though I think this Bond does not drink and eat as much as Flemings Bond)
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  • 002002 New ZealandPosts: 558MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    In the final third of Trigger Mortis. Enjoying it so far, starts off very Fleming in style (though I think this Bond does not drink and eat as much as Flemings Bond)

    I must say that I'm a bit keen to read this one. I've heard many good things about it and even Simon Schama appears to rate it highly...
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,853MI6 Agent
    Im no big reader or Fleming expert but so far its very good and I hope it doesnt trail off in the final third
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Only my opinion, but for me the last third read more like
    a John Gardner novel. Although still tremendously exciting.
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    Only my opinion, but for me the last third read more like
    a John Gardner novel. Although still tremendously exciting.
    I just got my copy of TM in the post! A nice present to find in the box after a hard day of work! And I have tomorrow OFF!! I can't wait to read it! -{
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I hope you enjoy it. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I hope you enjoy it. -{
    I just read a few lines, I like it already! :D
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I've just started reading it again. ;) ( in case I missed something ).
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I've just started reading it again. ;) ( in case I missed something ).
    A re-read already?
    This bodes well for my own positive reading experience I think. B-)
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,853Quartermasters
    "The Lady in the Lake," by Raymond Chandler, circa 1943. A way of recalibrating/centering the bubble.
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,917Chief of Staff
    Good one, Loeffs, I would say that's maybe my favourite Chandler novel.... except they're ALL my favourites! (except maybe Playback and that's still pretty good).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Out of interest guys, how do they read today ? Very dated in style or
    was he ahead of the game ?
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,917Chief of Staff
    I'd say the time period they're set in is part of the charm- if you enjoy film noir you'll enjoy Chandler- and his style is unbeatable (though many have tried: some very successfully http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Ashes-Debut-Oscar-Thriller-ebook/dp/B003XIJ6IS).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Yes, I must add it to my collection of AJB authors. I've
    Got " TheSecretAgent's" book, and will be adding " Stag's"
    So that should keep me going for a while. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,853Quartermasters
    Barbel wrote:
    I'd say the time period they're set in is part of the charm- if you enjoy film noir you'll enjoy Chandler- and his style is unbeatable (though many have tried: some very successfully http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Ashes-Debut-Oscar-Thriller-ebook/dp/B003XIJ6IS).

    Bless you, sir ;% To say I'm flattered by that is a gross understatement. Chandler is definitely one of Jade's several fathers, which include Spillane, Hammett...and Fleming, naturally B-)

    TP: Chandler is such an artist with his prose that it literally transcends time, at least for me. I had the great good fortune to find a Chander omnibus that includes his first four Philip Marlowe novels: 'The Big Sleep,' 'Farewell, My Lovely,' 'The High Window' and 'The Lady in the Lake.' I read them in order, but it isn't necessary as they are all completely standalone. You won't regret the time you give to Chandler.
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I'll definitely check him out, after Blood & Ashes.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,853Quartermasters
    Thank you, sir! I hope you enjoy it {[]
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • Penfold HeartPenfold Heart Posts: 159MI6 Agent
    I am having a break from Bond and reading American Psycho, I make a point to read it every year.

    I just think it is a masterpiece of social commentary and satire in the mid/ late 80's.

    I have also pre-ordered Thomas Ligotti's "Songs of a dead dreamer & Grimscribe" in the new "Penguin classics" edition, that will be my next read when it turns up this week.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    -{ it's a book, I keep meaning to read as well.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Penfold HeartPenfold Heart Posts: 159MI6 Agent
    -{ it's a book, I keep meaning to read as well.

    Sorry, I probably should have said I do actually read it every year, and have for the last 6 years or so.

    It is an extremely clever book, very well put together. Although if you are squeamish it may get under your skin a bit.
  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    Ive got Thunderball , im taking it to Cape Verde with me in November on me hols ,looking forward to sitting in the sun and giving a good read. :)
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • DutchJamesBondFanDutchJamesBondFan the NetherlandsPosts: 398MI6 Agent
    I just finished Casino Royale and LALD, but I take a quick pass from the Fleming novels to read Trigger Mortis. I'm enjoying it TM, although I just started it's already better dan Solo imo.
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  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,557MI6 Agent
    I have Trigger Mortis reserved for me at my library. I'm going to need a book for a long domestic flight I'll be taking soon, which will involve the requisite stop-overs. Was about to get a Kindle copy but would hate for the battery to drain without an outlet nearby.
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    I have just finished James Joyce's epic Ulysses. Long and confusing but also inspiring and mind blowing. I was surprised that I could actually finish its 700 pages and stream of consciousness paragraphs. And I have been told that I am in the minority, having completed it. Was thinking about rereading a Fleming novel, to relax afterwards but I was tempted by Julian Barnes' sense of an ending. The cover tells me that it won the Man Booker Prize back in 2011. So far it has some fanastic anecdotal high school stories and the progression of the main character becoming a man.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • Xfire2k15Xfire2k15 Posts: 30MI6 Agent
    Moonraker baby! -{
  • 002002 New ZealandPosts: 558MI6 Agent
    Still in Thunderball at the moment. One of the biggest and best.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    -{ Infact Moonraker and Thunderball are two of my favourite Bond books.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Penfold HeartPenfold Heart Posts: 159MI6 Agent
    -{ Infact Moonraker and Thunderball are two of my favourite Bond books.

    I have to agree there, two of mine as well. Thunderball is particularly good -{
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