Book v Film, winner listed and why:
DN - A terrific read, though the film does a great job of establishing the cinematic series
FRWL is a tie!!! Yes, Plankattack, for only the umpteenth time on the forum cannot make up his mind!! The book is a great read but the film is my favourite of the whole series. The book is both helped and hurt (hedging again...!!) by sidelining Bond for a chunk
GF - The film. The atomic bomb plot makes the difference
TB - OMG, another tie. The book moves so well, but the film gets better by the year
YOLT - Book. Garden of Death. Nothing more needs to be said
OHMSS - A tie! Seriously! Plankattack you gutless twat! Have an opinion. Maibaum gets away with linking both halves of the plot. Tracy ending up slap-bang in the middle of it with Bond never once feels contrived. Yet as a kid the book brought a tear to my eye even though I'd already seen the film, and that says something about how good the book is.
DAF - A dull goalless draw, though the book hits the post and had a stone-to-rights penalty appeal turned down. I don't find it a particularly engaging read; the film is funny but there's not a lot there either
LALD - The film wins but for purely sentimental reasons. My first exposure to Bond, full stop
TMWTGG - Book by a mile.
TSWLM - It's the film, because, heretic that I am, I've never read the book. I don't doubt that it's fascinating as a creative experiment by Fleming, but I have no interest in said experiement
MR - Blades, the paper roll crashing the Bentley. How can a pidgeon and Dolly even come close?
FYEO - close here, but I'm going with film. It's my favourite of Sir Rog's performances, and his portrayal of an aging 007 is as good as DC's interpretation of a Bond suffering from "ennui"
OP - I have little time for either, I'm afraid
AVTAK - The short story, but we're at the point that comparisons here are worthless
CR - Book, but just. In the same way that DN the film is loved as the first, CR the book is the same. You can debate DC's portrayal all you like, you can argue that what's added at either end is extraneous, you can yell from the back that this isn't the Bond "we all know and love etc", but when the opening credits came up, I felt the same jangling of the nerves that I felt as a 7-yr old watching LALD, and for that I'm more than ready to forgive EON for quite a bit of rubbish we've been served over the years (and rubbish that I love!!!)
DAD - What's that you say? Not based on Fleming? Blimey, I never knew that......