What are you Currently Reading?

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  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,707MI6 Agent
    At the mo, I am reading The Last Expedition - Captain Scotts journals from Antartica, Thunderbirds The Vault, and The Star Trek Chronology (first edition.)

    I never seem to be able to just read one book over a timeframe!

    Must pick up where I left off with the LOTR Triology too.
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  • BleuvilleBleuville Posts: 384MI6 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.

    I've read Trigger Mortis and it was good set in1957. (a bit like Moonraker.)

    I'm now reading the latest Jack Reacher book by Lee Child called Make Me.
    It's good- but I've read all the 19 others- so the story formula can be similar.

    Bleuville.
  • Mr SnowMr Snow Station "J" JamaicaPosts: 1,733MI6 Agent
    I just finished You Only Live Twice that I found excellent but also a bit sad.

    I haven't read the Bond (Fleming) novels in order but not to worry. I still have four (OHMSS, GF, TSWLM and TMWTGG) to go for completion but unsure about the last two from the reviews I've read.

    As for the short stories, I thought The Hildebrand Rarity was the pick of them.

    After the Bond (Fleming) novels, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be next.
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  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    OGG007 wrote:
    I just finished You Only Live Twice that I found excellent but also a bit sad.

    I haven't read the Bond (Fleming) novels in order but not to worry. I still have four (OHMSS, GF, TSWLM and TMWTGG) to go for completion but unsure about the last two from the reviews I've read.

    As for the short stories, I thought The Hildebrand Rarity was the pick of them.

    After the Bond (Fleming) novels, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be next.

    OHMSS I think will make you feel more sad. It did for me anyways. :(
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  • Lady IceLady Ice Posts: 262MI6 Agent
    Goldfinger!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,921Chief of Staff
    "Shoot To Kill", by Steve Cole. About halfway through, and it's good stuff.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Just started Blood and Ashes by M Loeffelholz. Just the first chapter so far
    but very impressive, good plot outlay and how a certain character is dealt with
    is funny and effective. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,876MI6 Agent
    Persuader - a Jack Reacher book - I'm reading them in order of publication, I think this is #7 - I like Reacher he's a good character and Lee Child's writing and plotting improve from book to book.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    Bond on Bond. You can feel Sir Roger's input throughout :)).
    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    Robbo88 wrote:
    Bond on Bond. You can feel Sir Roger's input throughout :)).

    ' a day late, and a Dollar short' but really enjoyed Trigger Mortis, the best continuation since Colonel Sun INMHO
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,779MI6 Agent
    Trigger Mortis. Enjoying it :)
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  • The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man EnglandPosts: 434MI6 Agent
    Persuader - a Jack Reacher book - I'm reading them in order of publication, I think this is #7 - I like Reacher he's a good character and Lee Child's writing and plotting improve from book to book.

    I enjoy the Jack Reacher novels as well. -{
    And my favourite is probably the one you are reading - The Persuader.
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  • IanTIanT Posts: 567MI6 Agent
    Just read Boris Johnson's biog and now on "Make Me" by Lee Child.

    Waiting for the next Bond novel...
  • scaramanga1scaramanga1 The English RivieraPosts: 840Chief of Staff
    I'm reading The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim Published in 1935 originally- the blurb on the back made me grab it as it really is as good as it sounds.

    Part of the blurb states:
    This classic thriller - undoubtedly an influence on Ian Fleming's James Bond novels - now published for the first time since the 1930s. With its yachts and cocktail parties, it's steely hero and brutal assassins, and it's cinematic range across the cities of Europe, this is a gripping and sophisticated tale of a spy who saves the world.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,589MI6 Agent
    I'm reading The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim Published in 1935 originally- the blurb on the back made me grab it as it really is as good as it sounds.

    Part of the blurb states:
    This classic thriller - undoubtedly an influence on Ian Fleming's James Bond novels - now published for the first time since the 1930s. With its yachts and cocktail parties, it's steely hero and brutal assassins, and it's cinematic range across the cities of Europe, this is a gripping and sophisticated tale of a spy who saves the world.

    Thank you for bringing that to our attention, scaramanga1! That sounds very much like a book that I need to add to the collection. :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • scaramanga1scaramanga1 The English RivieraPosts: 840Chief of Staff
    Definitely well worth a read. Hence why I shared.
  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    About to start Colonel Sun.
    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Probably the best of the continuing novels. -{ very much in the Fleming style.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,172Chief of Staff
    Probably the best of the continuing novels. -{ very much in the Fleming style.

    I agree - an excellent entry into the series and worthy of Fleming himself -{
    YNWA 96
  • DutchJamesBondFanDutchJamesBondFan the NetherlandsPosts: 398MI6 Agent
    As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! C2av1.jpg C2aa1.jpg
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    That looks a really nice set. {[]
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.
    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,172Chief of Staff
    Robbo88 wrote:
    I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

    You should post some pics of the covers -{
    YNWA 96
  • The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man EnglandPosts: 434MI6 Agent
    As I have a stunning Fleming box for a while (incl. Colonel Sun) I started to read the books. Not very quick, but I started Moonraker last week. CR and LALD were both great. Before I started MR I saw the film, I did really like it, but as I heard the book is way different, I'm getting very excited! C2av1.jpg C2aa1.jpg

    I love that box. Brilliant. I am a little jealous because my own Fleming novels are looking a bit shabby. I might look for something similar to your set of novels. As Christmas is just round the corner I may have to drop some subtle hints to my family or more realistically buy it myself. I hope you enjoy Moonraker, it was one of my favourites. Completely different to the film. -{
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  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Robbo88 wrote:
    I think I need a smaller Fleming book set. Room wise mainly. The books I have are large print editions. I just thought the covers were fantastic.

    You should post some pics of the covers -{

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    I don't have Casino Royale or Live and Let Die in this format. Though I've just typed them in on eBay and I can get the both of them for under £10.
    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Wonderful covers. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
    Wonderful covers. -{

    Thanks mate.
    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,172Chief of Staff
    ^ yeah...I do like those covers...you could buy them as prints once over -{
    YNWA 96
  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    Ive just finished reading THUNDERBALL,took it on holiday with me. Ive read DN FRWL ,so TB seemed a good choice of holiday reading :) .Now its no point telling you guys the story :D ,but I was a bit confused ,I put that down to the scotch and sodas Bond drunk in the book ,so good idea to follow suit ,confusion was ,early in the book ,the balloon goes up ,and all the agents are called in for a Thunderball briefing about the 2 bombs being stolen ,then later on it goes into detail of how the bombs are stolen in a live time frame sort of way .Now as I said it called be too much sun ,one too many scotch and sodas ,but it seemed a bit back to front to me . The book how ever was fantastic ,Fleming must have been a very knowledgeable man on many subjects ,and this comes across very well in his description of events ,for instance his description of the sea bed in Nassau is bang on ,having dived there myself .
    A great read .Moonraker or Goldfinger next hmmm ?? :)
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,589MI6 Agent
    Oh Moonraker next, AS - my favourite Bond novel! :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
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