DMC for Father's Day
Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:51 PM
A complete set of the Fleming Centenary reprints is also a great gift idea for a Fleming fan father.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:23 PM
Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:19 AM
Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:44 AM
Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:53 AM
This during the days of lovers' double seats at the rear of the theatre, just so long as it was 'after'...
(I also think it's possible I was conceived after a screening of FRWL, which explains a lot).
Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:33 PM
If either of my children gave me DMC for Father's Day KNOWING I was a Fleming fan, I'd disown them.
Nah -- if he can watch Diamonds are Forever...
I enjoyed it quite a bit, myself. He caught the breezier, more colorful tone of Fleming better than Gardner or Benson (or Amis, though I like his novel overall), and I really enjoyed Bond dealing with the London of the 60's that Fleming missed out on.
I think the "writing as Ian Fleming" on the cover is key. It's not a continuation novel in the sense that he's adding to the character or making Bond his own -- it's a one-off celebration of the subject, and a fun read.