BOND VS BOND
released OUT NOW! 195 pages | Hardback Author Paul simpson Publisher race Point
Subtitled The Many Faces Of 007, this book looks at the different interpretations of James Bond on page and screen.
It starts with a potted biography of Ian Fleming – on his death The Guardian unwisely intoned: “007 has bitten the dust.”
Bond’s attitudes and behaviour in each book are studied in turn. In Moonraker, for instance, it’s said that when not on assignment he works in an office weekdays between 10 and 6.
There are bits on cars, guns, girls, gadgets, music, villains, the Bond comic strip, audio productions and non-Fleming novels – ever heard of 1967’s The Adventures Of James Bond Junior 003 1/2?
While much of it is synopsis-heavy, the book’s full of good pictures and the author clearly knows his stuff.
One of several non-fiction Bond books recently released: others include James Bond Cars, The Making Of Casino Royale (1967) and Behind The Scenes Of SPECTRE.