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Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Until you’ve consumed all of the best James Bond books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Casino Royale (James Bond Series) (2012)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table. One of SMERSH’s most deadly operatives, the man known only as “Le Chiffre,” has been a prime target of the British Secret Service for years. If Bond can wipe out his bankroll, Le Chiffre will likely be “retired” by his paymasters in Moscow. But what if the cards won’t cooperate? After a brutal night at the gaming tables, Bond soon finds himself dodging would-be assassins, fighting off…
Author(s): Ian Fleming

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfTo win a secret war waged by The Establishment, ex black-ops soldier, Blink, must find and expose the true colors of the men behind the elite organization, which has been manipulating governments since the time of Napoleon.Driven by the murders of family members, and the fall of her home country, Blink travels the globe seeking the men responsible. She soon finds that their crimes span far beyond her personal vendettas. Operating behind the facade of the International Central Bank, The Establishment uses its massive influence to push a mysterious, sub-governmental mind-control program–known as the Mosquito Project–as…
Author(s): Brian C Hailes

3. The Poor Man’s James Bond (Vol. 1) (2016)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIntended originally for the political Right, The Poor Mans James Bond is now geared for use by the Civil Authorities. It embodies all the practical paramilitary knowledge collected and studied by dissident groups through-out America….
Author(s): Kurt Saxon

4. Doctor No (A Signet James Bond Thriller, D2036) (1963)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfJames Bond battles a power-mad maniac on a Caribbean Island of Death…Incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, extraordinary danger!…
Author(s): Ian Fleming

5. Thunderball (James Bond) (2012)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfUpon M’s insistence, James Bond takes a two-week respite in a secluded natural health spa. But amid the bland teas, tasteless yogurts, and the spine stretcher the guests lovingly call “The Rack,” Bond stumbles onto the trail of a lethal man with ties to a new secret organization called SPECTRE. When SPECTRE hijacks two A-bombs, a frantic global search for the weapons ensues, and M’s hunch that the plane containing the bombs will make a clean drop into the ocean sends Bond to the Bahamas to investigate. On the island paradise, 007 finds a wealthy pleasure seeker’s treasure hunt and meets…
Author(s): Ian Fleming

6. The Bond of The Millennium: The Days of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond (2019)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe first time Pierce Brosnan went to the cinema, aged 11, he watched a James Bond film. At the age of 27, he married a James Bond girl. He had the chance of playing James Bond himself at the age of 33 but lost the role due to contractual obligations. He was 41 when he was formally announced as the fifth actor to play James Bond on June 8, 1994, playing the role for a decade in four productions and three original video games. One could say that it was written that at some point of his life Brosnan would play Ian Fleming’s secret agent, and this happened during a particular time where…
Author(s): Nicolas Suszczyk

7. James Bond: Choice of Weapons: Three 007 Novels: The Facts of Death; Zero Minus Ten; The Man with the Red Tattoo (James Bond 007) (2010)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThree classic 007 novels by the acclaimed Raymond Benson, featuring literature’s most celebrated secret agent.In this new collection of James Bond novels, published in trade paperback for the first time, we are once again treated to the thrilling adventures of Fleming’s classic hero, first in The Facts of Death, which pits Britain’s famed secret agent against a fanatic cult who has murdered M’s lover; then in Zero Minus Ten, where Bond finds himself in Hong Kong to investigate a series of deadly shipping explosions; and finally in The Man with the Red Tattoo, where…
Author(s): Raymond Benson

8. Goldfinger (James Bond) (2012)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAuric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the West in the hands of SMERSH. To stop Goldfinger, Bond will have to survive a showdown with the sinister millionaire’s henchman, Oddjob, a…
Author(s): Ian Fleming

9. His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond (2019)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHe likes his vodka martinis shaken, not stirred. He drives one of the most recognizable cars in film history, and his Walther PPK has become legendary too. Very few have ever looked better in a tuxedo.His name is Bond … James Bond. He’s chased villains — and women — on screen for decades. His fictional world and movie run have been threatened, but he is never defeated … because His World Never Dies. In his book debut, Dave Holcomb takes a fresh look at how the 007 film series has persevered through multiple generations. He follows…
Author(s): Dave Holcomb

10. The James Bond Omnibus 003 (2012)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting the first period of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes seven of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: The Harpies, River of Death, The Golden Ghost, Fear Face, Double Jeopardy, Starfire and Kingley Amis’ controversial post-Fleming story, Colonel Sun….
Author(s): Ian Fleming , Jim Lawrence , et al.

11. Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films (Cinema and Society) (2008)

 Best James Bond Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“Licence to Thrill” follows Bond from the 1962 ‘Dr No’, through all the subsequent Bond films, exploring them within the culture and politics of the times, as well as within film culture itself. When James Chapman’s rip-roaring journey through the annals of celluloid Bond first appeared in 2000, the London “Evening Standard” said, ‘Chapman demonstrates that there is more to the 007 franchise than just girls, guns and globe trotting’, and Stephen O’Brien, writing in “SFX” magazine called the book ‘thoughtful, intelligent, ludicrous and a bit snobby. Bit like Bond, really.’ “Licence to Thrill” went…
Author(s): James Chapman

Best James Bond Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Author(s): Steven Jay Rubin
ID: 2818291, Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Year: 2021, Size: 19 Mb, Format: epub

The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming

Author(s): Jim Wright
ID: 2515135, Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Year: 2020, Size: 21 Mb, Format: epub

LIFE 2020, James Bond, All 25 Movies

Author(s): Life Magazine
ID: 2559857, Publisher: Life Magazine, Year: 2020, Size: 117 Mb, Format: pdf

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