Diamonds are Forever

by Ian Fleming | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330102354 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 10/30/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
to-be-read...well I have read really, but so many years ago as not to matter. I will enjoy this with fresh post-feminist and 'politically correct' eyes ;)

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, November 03, 2008
(1/11) And so to number 3, and 0-0-7 continues his suave and slightly amateurish romp around the world, this time to break-up a diamond-smuggling ‘pipeline’ from Africa to Las Vegas via London, New York and Saratoga. He gets his girl (Tiffany Case), kills a lot of bad guys and gets beaten-up, again. Felix Leiter pays a return visit after being beaten-up by the bad guys in Live and Let Die, now working for private detectives Pinkerton with a hook!

The story is of-course complete nonsense but great fun comparing the original story with the film and counting the post-war oddities, for example, homosexual (‘pansies’), Jewish, and Italian hoodlum stereotypes, coded messages sent by wire (telegrams), airport security ‘inspectoscopes’, limeys and half-wellington name but a few. Interesting Fleming seems to delight in lots of extraneous detail about Bond's travel, clothes and food, maybe some wish-fulfilment on his part?

One surreal episode which didn’t make it to the film was a visit by Bond and Case to a mining ghost town and a steam train chase.

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan at Adelphi Pub in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (11/11/2008 UTC) at Adelphi Pub in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom



Taking along to tonight's Leeds meet-up, my first.

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