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Ian Fleming
224 Pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (Reissued Oct 2006)
ISBN: 9780141028699
Price: S$17.35 (Available in Borders)





If you have been following the James Bond series, you will know that the road to bringing “Casino Royale” to the big screen is ironically longer than the book version itself.

In Ian Fleming first James Bond tale way back in 1953, Bond is sort of a rookie, having just earned his double “O” license and being sent by London to destroy a Russian operative named “Le Chiffre”. Not surprisingly, given Fleming’s background in secret operations during wartime, his extensive and profound description and detailing makes one fully engaged with the plot and also allow readers to hit it off with the fictional yet believable character of all times, James Bond.

First-time readers might express disappointment with the lack of action sequences or even shootouts, perhaps Fleming is more concern in establishing the character than anything else in his debut outing.

“Casino Royale” introduce readers to the espionage world whereby beauties and martinis are a must and also who else, the man - James Bond. Tough, charming, ruthless or deadly? This man has everything.


'My name's Felix Leiter', said the American. 'Glad to meet you'.

'Mine's Bond - James Bond.'

'Oh yes,' said the companion, 'and now let's see. What shall we have to celebrate?'

Bond insisted on ordering Leither's Haig-and-Haig 'on the rocks' and then he looked carefully at the barman.

'A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet'.


A great read for the Bond beginners. Ian Fleming might be old school but this guy sure know his stuff, I mean really cool stuff.

Review by Linus Tee



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. Casino Royale

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. James Bond: The Secret World of 007



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