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
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.
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
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
'My name's Felix Leiter', said the American. 'Glad to meet
'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'.
great read for the Bond beginners.
Ian Fleming might be old school but this guy sure know his
stuff, I mean really cool stuff.
by Linus Tee