BOND POLLS 2017: 007 Literature Contest, TOP 10 Fleming's Best [RESULTS, WINNER & RUNNER-UP, page 8]

edited August 12 in Literary 007 Posts: 10,952
The rules of the game are very very simple. Everyone in this forum needs to rank all Ian Fleming's 21 Bond Novels and Short Stories in TOP 10 order, from worst work towards your best quality novel. Once that has been done, 'Eurovision Song Contest' points will be attached to everyone's TOP 10 ranking. The points are:

12 POINTS: Your No# 1 Bond Novel
10 POINTS: Your Runner-up Bond Novel
08 POINTS: Your 2nd Runner-up Bond Novel
07 POINTS: Your 4th placed novel
06 POINTS: Your 5th placed novel
05 POINTS: Your 6th placed novel
04 POINTS: Your 7th placed novel
03 POINTS: Your 8th placed novel
02 POINTS: Your 9th placed novel
01 POINT: Your 10th placed novel

It would be helpful if you already name your TOP 10 ranking with the points attached to it, like you can see above. And to keep it simple, in this contest we will only vote for Ian Fleming's novels.

Be aware, that as it's hard to find enough voters for this literature poll, the poll also runs on IMDB. To be precise, devoted James Bond literature fans can also vote in this poll in the IMDB-James Bond forum ánd the IMDB-SPECTRE forum. So the totals will be combined:
--> http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000075/thread/245808319, and
--> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/board/thread/245808400

Anyway, here are the 21 contenders for the Big Prize:

01. 1953: Ian Fleming's "CASINO ROYALE" (chronology: 1951)
02. 1954: Ian Fleming's "LIVE AND LET DIE" (chronology: 1952)
03. 1955: Ian Fleming's "MOONRAKER" (chronology: 1953)
04. 1956: Ian Fleming's "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" (chronology: 1954)
05. 1957: Ian Fleming's "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" (chronology: 1955)
06. 1958: Ian Fleming's "DOCTOR NO" (chronology: 1956)
07. 1959: Ian Fleming's "GOLDFINGER" (chronology: 1957)
08. 1960: Ian Fleming's "RISICO" (short story, chronology: 1957)
09. 1960: Ian Fleming's "QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (short story, chronology: 1957)
10. 1960: Ian Fleming's "THE HILDEBRAND RARITY" (short story, chronology: 1958)
11. 1960: Ian Fleming's "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" (short story, chronology: 1958)
12. 1960: Ian Fleming's "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (short story, chronology: 1958)
13. 1966: Ian Fleming's "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (short story, chronology: 1959)
14. 1966: Ian Fleming's "OCTOPUSSY" (short story, chronology: 1960)
15. 1962: Ian Fleming's "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (chronology: 1960)
16. 1961: Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "THUNDERBALL" (chronology: 1960)
17. 1963: Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" (chronology: 1961/1962)
18. 1964: Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" (chronology: 1962/1963)
19. 1963: Ian Fleming's "THE PROPERTY OF A LADY" (short story, chronology: 1961)
20. 1963: Ian Fleming's "007 IN NEW YORK" (short story, chronology: 1961)
21. 1965: Ian Fleming's "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN", (chronology: 1963)
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Comments

  • Posts: 10,952
    Anyone?
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    Posts: 8,606
    Just the Fleming books, from most favoured/most points awarded...

    12 Pts. Moonraker - Ian Fleming (1955)
    10 Pts. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming (1963)
    08 Pts. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming (1957)
    07 Pts. You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming (1964)
    06 Pts. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming (1953)
    05 Pts. The Living Daylights - Ian Fleming (1966)
    04 Pts. For Your Eyes Only - Ian Fleming (1960)
    03 Pts. Thunderball - Ian Fleming (1961)
    02 Pts. Quantum Of Solace - Ian Fleming (1960)
    01 Pts. Live And Let Die - Ian Fleming (1954)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Just the Fleming books, from most favoured/most points awarded...

    12 Pts. Moonraker - Ian Fleming (1955)
    10 Pts. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming (1963)
    08 Pts. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming (1957)
    07 Pts. You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming (1964)
    06 Pts. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming (1953)
    05 Pts. The Living Daylights - Ian Fleming (1966)
    04 Pts. For Your Eyes Only - Ian Fleming (1960)
    03 Pts. Thunderball - Ian Fleming (1961)
    02 Pts. Quantum Of Solace - Ian Fleming (1960)
    01 Pts. Live And Let Die - Ian Fleming (1954)

    Thanks man ;-). You can vote for all 21 titles if you want huh ;-). I mean, some short stories are really good if you ask me.....they are even better as, let's say, "Diamonds Are Forever".
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    edited July 2015 Posts: 8,606
    I agree with you on DAF, ;) , as you're about to see just how much...

    12 Pts. Moonraker - Ian Fleming (1955)
    10 Pts. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming (1963)
    08 Pts. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming (1957)
    07 Pts. You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming (1964)
    06 Pts. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming (1953)
    05 Pts. The Living Daylights - Ian Fleming (1966)
    04 Pts. For Your Eyes Only - Ian Fleming (1960)
    03 Pts. Thunderball - Ian Fleming (1961)
    02 Pts. Quantum Of Solace - Ian Fleming (1960)
    01 Pts. Live And Let Die - Ian Fleming (1954)
    11. From A View To A Kill - Ian Fleming (1960)
    12. Risico - Ian Fleming (1960)
    13. The Property Of A Lady - Ian Fleming (1966)
    14. The Hilderbrand Rarity - Ian Fleming (1960)
    15. Dr No - Ian Fleming (1958)
    16. The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Fleming (1962)
    17. Octopussy - Ian Fleming (1966)
    18. The Man With The Golden Gun - Ian Fleming (1965)
    19. Goldfinger - Ian Fleming (1959)
    20. Diamonds Are Forever - Ian Fleming (1956)
    21. 007 In New York - Ian Fleming (1966)

    I took this ranking from my complete Bondathon (Fleming, Amis, Gardner, Benson etc...) from about 2 years ago, omitted all non-Fleming books, and adjusted the ranking numbers.
  • Posts: 10,952
    Thanks @MajorDSmythe for your results. Hopefully other people will vote too ;-).
  • Posts: 10,952
    Keep voting guys ;-)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Guys, any fans of literature? Bond literature?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
    Posts: 22,111
    12 p GOLDFINGER
    10 p DR NO
    8 p FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    7 p CASINO ROYALE
    6 p ON HER MAJESTY S SECRET SERVICE
    5 p YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    4 p LIVE AND LET DIE
    3 p MOONRAKER
    2 p DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    1p THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
  • Posts: 3,322
    12 POINTS: You Only Live Twice
    10 POINTS: From Russia With Love
    08 POINTS: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    07 POINTS: Casino Royale
    06 POINTS: Live and Let Die
    05 POINTS: Dr. No
    04 POINTS: Moonraker
    03 POINTS: Goldfinger
    02 POINTS: For Your Eyes Only
    01 POINT: Quantum of Solace
  • Posts: 10,952
    Thanks for the votes so far ;-)
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 4,833
    12 POINTS: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    10 POINTS: MOONRAKER
    08 POINTS: THUNDERBALL
    07 POINTS: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    06 POINTS: CASINO ROYALE
    05 POINTS: DR. NO
    04 POINTS: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    03 POINTS: FROM A VIEW TO A KILL
    02 POINTS: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    01 POINT: GOLDFINGER
  • edited July 2015 Posts: 10,952
    Thank you so much for the votes so far. Remember, this is a combined poll, being held in both the MI6COMMUNITY-forum as well as two IMDB-forums: General IMDB-James Bond-forum as well as the IMDB-SPECTRE-forum. So, all votes are neatly combined.
    "IMDB-SPECTRE"-forum:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/board/thread/245808400
    "IMDB-James Bond-forum:
    http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000075/thread/245808319

    Current standings, after 10 voters:

    01. 080 POINTS: 1957, Ian Fleming's "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" (chronology: 1955
    02. 067 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "OHMSS" (chronology: 1961/1962
    03. 067 POINTS: 1955, Ian Fleming's "MOONRAKER" (chronology: 1953
    04. 066 POINTS: 1953, Ian Fleming's "CASINO ROYALE" (chronology: 1951
    05. 046 POINTS: 1954, Ian Fleming's "LIVE AND LET DIE" (chronology: 1952)

    06. 040 POINTS: 1961, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "THUNDERBALL" (chronology: 1960)
    07. 039 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "RISICO" (short story, chronology: 1957)  
    08. 034 POINTS: 1956, Ian Fleming's "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" (chronology: 1954
    09. 031 POINTS: 1964, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "YOLT" (chronology: 1962/1963)
    10. 026 POINTS: 1958, Ian Fleming's "DOCTOR NO" (chronology: 1956)

    11. 025 POINTS: 1959, Ian Fleming's "GOLDFINGER" (chronology: 1957
    12. 020 POINTS: 1966, Ian Fleming's "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (short story, chronology: 1959
    13. 010 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (short story, chronology: 1958
    14. 008 POINTS: 1965, Ian Fleming's "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN", (chronology: 1963)
    15. 006 POINTS: 1962, Ian Fleming's "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (chronology: 1960)
    16. 006 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "THE HILDEBRAND RARITY" (short story, chronology: 1958
    17. 005 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (short story, chronology: 1957)
    18. 003 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" (short story, chronology: 1958)
    19. 002 POINTS: 1966, Ian Fleming's "OCTOPUSSY" (short story, chronology: 1960
    20. 000 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's "THE PROPERTY OF A LADY" (short story, chronology: 1961)
    21. 000 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's "007 IN NEW YORK" (short story, chronology: 1961)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Please keep voting ;-)
  • It has been a long time since I read the most of them (about 16 years); in fact, I am re-reading some of them. I go, but my vote should be worth less than yours, hehe.

    12 points: From Russia with Love
    10 points: On Her Majesty´s Secret Service
    8 points: Casino Royale
    7 points: Goldfinger
    6 points: Dr. No
    5 points: You only live twice
    4 points: Thunderball
    3 points: Live and Let Die
    2 points: Moonraker
    1 point: The man with the golden gun
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,812
    12 - MR
    10 - CR
    8 - OHMSS
    7 - TB
    6 - TMWTGG
    5 - DN
    4 - FRWL
    3 - DAF
    2 - LALD
    1 - YOLT
  • Posts: 10,952
    Current standings, after 13 voters:

    01. 108 POINTS: 1957, Ian Fleming's "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" (chronology: 1955
    02. 094 POINTS: 1953, Ian Fleming's "CASINO ROYALE" (chronology: 1951
    03. 093 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "OHMSS" (chronology: 1961/1962
    04. 088 POINTS: 1955, Ian Fleming's "MOONRAKER" (chronology: 1953
    05. 056 POINTS: 1961, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "THUNDERBALL" (chronology: 1960)
    06. 055 POINTS: 1954, Ian Fleming's "LIVE AND LET DIE" (chronology: 1952)

    07. 053 POINTS: 1959, Ian Fleming's "GOLDFINGER" (chronology: 1957)  
    08. 040 POINTS: 1958, Ian Fleming's "DOCTOR NO" (chronology: 1956)
    09. 037 POINTS: 1956, Ian Fleming's "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" (chronology: 1954)
    10. 037 POINTS: 1964, Ian Fleming's SPECTRE-trilogy: "YOLT" (chronology: 1962/1963)

    11. 022 POINTS: 1966, Ian Fleming's "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (short story, chronology: 1959
    12. 022 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "RISICO" (short story, chronology: 1957
    13. 016 POINTS: 1965, Ian Fleming's "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN", (chronology: 1963
    14. 010 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (short story, chronology: 1958)
    15. 006 POINTS: 1962, Ian Fleming's "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (chronology: 1960)
    16. 006 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "THE HILDEBRAND RARITY" (short story, chronology: 1958
    17. 005 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (short story, chronology: 1957)
    18. 003 POINTS: 1960, Ian Fleming's "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" (short story, chronology: 1958)
    19. 002 POINTS: 1966, Ian Fleming's "OCTOPUSSY" (short story, chronology: 1960
    20. 000 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's "THE PROPERTY OF A LADY" (short story, chronology: 1961)
    21. 000 POINTS: 1963, Ian Fleming's "007 IN NEW YORK" (short story, chronology: 1961)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Keep voting guys :-)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Any more avid readers?
  • Posts: 10,952
    Keep voting guys...
  • Posts: 256
    Been a while since I've reread them, but here we go...

    12 points-Casino Royale
    10-Goldfinger
    8-On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    7-You Only Live Twice
    6-Thunderball
    5-Quantum of Solace
    4-The Living Daylights
    3-Dr. No
    2-Moonraker
    1-Risico

    Quantum has a personal resonance for me, hence it making the list, even though it's not really a Bond story, just Bond listening to one. I'm currently rereading From Russia With Love and 007 doesn't even show up till page 65 in my copy! I understand it's a favourite for many, but that's why it didn't make my list.
  • Posts: 10,952
    Thanks for the votes @JET007 ;-)
  • Posts: 10,952
    Keep posting some more TOP 10's please :-)
  • echoecho Piz Gloria, I hope you enjoy it.
    Posts: 2,425
    12 points: OHMSS
    10: CR
    8: YOLT
    7: MR
    6: FRWL
    5: DN
    4: LALD
    3: GF
    2: TLD
    1: THR
  • Posts: 10,952
    echo wrote: »
    12 points: OHMSS
    10: CR
    8: YOLT
    7: MR
    6: FRWL
    5: DN
    4: LALD
    3: GF
    2: TLD
    1: THR

    Thanks Echo ;-). I will add them up.
  • Posts: 10,952
    16 voters already :-). There's a big fight going on in the TOP 3.....

    Right now:
    1. 123 POINTS
    2. 122 POINTS
    3. 121 POINTS
  • Please keep voting ;-)

    Am I right to assume that you have my votes in your various polls from the IMDB forums?
  • Posts: 10,952
    Please keep voting ;-)

    Am I right to assume that you have my votes in your various polls from the IMDB forums?

    Well, from the other polls yes. But you never voted in the literature contest :-(
  • Please keep voting ;-)

    Am I right to assume that you have my votes in your various polls from the IMDB forums?

    Well, from the other polls yes. But you never voted in the literature contest :-(

    Oh dear, I missed that one then....I'll give it shortly, I have to think about it, it's not that easy except for Casino Royale which is my favourite novel.
  • Posts: 10,952
    Ok, let me know at the soonest Jason ;-)
  • 12. FRWL
    10. OHMSS
    8. MR
    7. TB
    6. GF
    5. DN
    4. CR
    3. L&LD
    2. TSWLM
    1. YOLT
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