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  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Lovely I love it.
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Very nice. It's been years since I read it, so I might be wrong, but I imagine the castle being more inland, among mountains even?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Thanks @Revelator for this abstract from the novel. I didn't remember this part. Somehow, the fact that she is naked in some parts of the book sticked stronger in my mind...
    QsCat wrote: »
    Very nice. It's been years since I read it, so I might be wrong, but I imagine the castle being more inland, among mountains even?

    The castle is definitely built next to the water. Bond begins to climb the castle's wall directly from the water. I love this part of the book.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    Love that cover art.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited March 10 Posts: 14,005
    QsCat wrote: »
    Very nice. It's been years since I read it, so I might be wrong, but I imagine the castle being more inland, among mountains even?

    Yes, in the YOLT novel Blofeld's Castle of Death was built near the sea. You may recall that when the production team for the film version of YOLT went on a recce of locations by helicopter in Japan in 1966 they couldn't find any castles built near the sea. This was because the Japanese never built castles close to the sea due to the tsunami risk. From there the creative team decided to look for somewhere else and decided upon a hollowed-out volcano as Blofeld's base of operations instead.
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    QsCat wrote: »
    Very nice. It's been years since I read it, so I might be wrong, but I imagine the castle being more inland, among mountains even?

    Yes, in the YOLT novel Blofeld's Castle of Death was built near the sea. You may recall that when the production team for the film version of YOLT went on a recce of locations by helicopter in Japan in 1966 they couldn't find any castles built near the sea. This was because the Japanese never built castles close to the sea due to the tsunami risk. From there the creative team decided to look for somewhere else and decided upon a hollowed-out volcano as Blofeld's base of operations instead.

    Yeh, I've probably allowed my knowledge if that to interfere with my memory
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited March 10 Posts: 14,005
    QsCat wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    QsCat wrote: »
    Very nice. It's been years since I read it, so I might be wrong, but I imagine the castle being more inland, among mountains even?

    Yes, in the YOLT novel Blofeld's Castle of Death was built near the sea. You may recall that when the production team for the film version of YOLT went on a recce of locations by helicopter in Japan in 1966 they couldn't find any castles built near the sea. This was because the Japanese never built castles close to the sea due to the tsunami risk. From there the creative team decided to look for somewhere else and decided upon a hollowed-out volcano as Blofeld's base of operations instead.

    Yeh, I've probably allowed my knowledge if that to interfere with my memory

    With Bond that's very easy given the indelible image of the hugely successful films. It's very easy to get the film and the novel mixed up, even on small points of difference. I think it happens to us all to be honest. It's all part of the complexity of this fascinating subject of Bondology.
  • Looks lovely. Think I might Dr. No through YOLT today since they have a $30 off deal currently.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Unboxing:

  • edited March 10 Posts: 2,186
    A couple more images, taken from Artistic Licence Renewed's post:

    jb2_s_12.jpg?w=700&h=443

    002_jb2_rose-garden.jpg

    If I was a billionaire I would commission Fay Dalton to produce graphic novels (not just illustrated editions) of every Fleming.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited March 10 Posts: 14,005
    Revelator wrote: »
    A couple more images, taken from Artistic Licence Renewed's post:

    jb2_s_12.jpg?w=700&h=443

    002_jb2_rose-garden.jpg

    If I was a billionaire I would commission Fay Dalton to produce graphic novels (not just illustrated editions) of every Fleming.

    Those are beautiful images. Thanks for sharing, @Revelator. The bottom one is the introspective part in the novel where he thinks about the bees. That's beautifully realised there. I really love that part. I also echo your sentiments about getting Fay Dalton to produce graphic novels of every Fleming book. That would be great.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    The Sad Bond In The Park illustration has actually broken my heart.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    The Sad Bond In The Park illustration has actually broken my heart.

    Imagine if the film version of Diamonds are Forever had started like that with George Lazenby.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    These are beautiful.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    That looks great. Time to order two more. I have to catch up with the rest of you. My enthusiasm was dampened when I realized how flimsy the casing was (I have four so far), but I do want to finish the set, regardless.
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    The Pussy has taken delivery. It is a thing of great beauty albeit the lack of ribbon marker is irksome. Particularly at these prices.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 2,518
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    The Sad Bond In The Park illustration has actually broken my heart.

    Imagine if the film version of Diamonds are Forever had started like that with George Lazenby.

    I wish.
  • Just got the second batch of books so now I have the whole folio collection. Which book has the best illustrations in your opinion? After leafing through it I think Dr. No might be the best in this regard. It looks like it covers pretty much everything I would want to see illustrated from it from the villain and girl to the big action scenes and lovely locations (compared to say You Only Live Twice which doesn’t have any illustrations of the garden of death or Blofeld in his samurai armor that I’ve heard about but would have liked to see Dalton’s take on!). Very excited for the short story collections in particular since those will offer a broad range of material to illustrate.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    002_jb2_rose-garden.jpg
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    The Sad Bond In The Park illustration has actually broken my heart.

    Imagine if the film version of Diamonds are Forever had started like that with George Lazenby.
    Or Dalton. In any Bond film.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 2,518
    002_jb2_rose-garden.jpg
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    The Sad Bond In The Park illustration has actually broken my heart.

    Imagine if the film version of Diamonds are Forever had started like that with George Lazenby.
    Or Dalton. In any Bond film.

    Oh, I do, constantly.
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