Bond Novel Meter 2020

BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
edited January 12 in Literary 007 Posts: 29,593
Obviously inspired by the threads of the legendary @Crazysoul95 .

After reading through the Fleming novels last year, for the sixth time in my life, but the third time in five years, I had found that familiarity had begun to spawn a little boredom. I decided that I would not read them (aside from the odd inspired choice now and then) again for at least six years (it had been a 30 year gap between my first read through and my second).

Well, during the holidays, I had an urge to read DN, but remembering that over a decade ago I had purchased the entire collection from iTunes, for variety's sake I decided to listen to the audiotape on my drive to see my father in Santa Barbara. It was a lot of fun and the novel was not long enough to cover the entire round trip, hence, having decided for the first time to listen/read the novels in film order (I had done the reverse several times), buy the time I got home I was into a large chunk of FRWL. For me, having zero willpower, the die was cast. Since the new year began I have been listening when I walk the dog (about 45 minutes a day), while I commute (about an hour and a half a day), that along with random shopping and shorter trips in my car has already got me to LALD. It goes way faster when it's always in the background playing.

I'll admit that I'm cheating a little because I actually listened to SOLO (that was an experimental start), DN and part of FRWL the week before the New Year began, but I think this once it makes sense to include them.

Have at it. It would be great it every novel got at least a couple of votes this year.



Casino Royale: 0
Live and Let Die: 0
Moonraker: 0
Diamonds Are Forever: 1 (+1)
From Russia with Love: 1 (+1)
Doctor No: 1 (+1)
Goldfinger: 1 (+1)

For Your Eyes Only: 0
Thunderball: 1 (+1)
The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1 (+1)
You Only Live Twice: 1 (+1)

The Man with the Golden Gun: 0
Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 0
Colonel Sun: 0
James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
James Bond and Moonraker: 0
Licence Renewed: 0
For Special Services: 0
Icebreaker: 0
Role of Honour: 0
Nobody Lives Forever: 0
No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
Scorpius: 0
Win, Lose or Die: 0
Licence to Kill: 0
Brokenclaw: 0
The Man from Barbarossa: 0
Death Is Forever: 0
Never Send Flowers: 0
Seafire: 0
Goldeneye: 0
Cold Fall: 0
Blast From the Past: 0
Zero Minus Ten: 0
Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
The Facts of Death: 0
The World Is Not Enough: 0
High Time to Kill: 0
DoubleShot: 0
Never Dream of Dying: 0
The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
Die Another Day: 0
Devil May Care: 0
Carte Blanch: 0
Solo: 1 (+1)
Trigger Mortis: 0
Forever and a Day: 0
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Comments

  • Posts: 10,274
    Great thread idea! Not sure if I'll contribute or not though; I have a lot of other books lined up plus schoolwork, and I did just go through the Fleming series last year. Hoping to see a lot of activity here!
  • Posts: 3,875
    Do you have audiobooks for all of those?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    Only the Fleming, CS and SOLO. The rest hold no interest for me (except the Wood adaptations, but they are not available in the audiobook format, though James Bond Radio did a reading of his TSWLM a few years back).
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 2,379
    Nice idea, and it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. I tend to re-read my favourite Flemings once a year or so, if I'm travelling or ill or otherwise in need of a comfort read, and neglect the rest.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 14 Posts: 29,593
    Casino Royale: 0
    Live and Let Die: 1 (+1)
    Moonraker: 0
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 0
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 0
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 0

    Colonel Sun: 0
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 8 (+1)
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 17 Posts: 29,593
    Casino Royale: 0
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 0
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 0
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1 (+1)
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1 (+1)
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 0

    Colonel Sun: 0
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 10 (+2)
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 20 Posts: 29,593
    Continuing to have the audiobooks play in the background throughout a big chunk of my day. Being familiar as I am with these novels already, it’s an easy and relaxing way to revisit them. I wouldn’t suggest going this way the first few times through.

    Casino Royale: 0
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1 (+1)
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1 (+1)
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 0

    Colonel Sun: 0
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 12 (+2)
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    Casino Royale: 0
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1 (+1)

    Colonel Sun: 0
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 13 (+1)
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 23 Posts: 29,593
    So listening to audiobooks I went through the entire run of Fleming’s Bond in a month.

    Casino Royale: 1(+1)
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 0
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 14 (+1)
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 24 Posts: 29,593
    That’s probably it for me for the year (maybe I’ll get back to the Wood adaptations). We will see if this thread survives.

    Casino Royale: 1
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1 (+1)
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 14
    Amis: 1 (+1)
    Boyd: 1
  • Posts: 14,223
    Casino Royale: 2 (+1)
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 1
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 15 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    Good show! @Torgeirtrap , a great one!
  • Posts: 14,223
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Good show! @Torgeirtrap , a great one!

    It certainly is, @Birdleson! As I mentioned on the Which Bond novel are you currently reading thread, it must have been at least ten years since I read Casino Royale, and it was about time I got around to reading it again. I was surprised at how much of it I had forgotten, and other than a few chapters, it almost felt like reading it for the first time.

    The main takeaway from this reading, was the fact that I enjoyed how short it was. I think most novels I read these days tend to be around 300-400 pages long – which is good when you have an enjoyable reading experience. However, these novels also have parts that tend to drag a bit. Casino Royale doesn’t really allow for that; it was so easy to read, and the story jumped forward so quickly that I couldn’t really find any parts that didn’t feel enjoyable. Of course, the same could be said of other Fleming Bond novels as well, but it was very apparent here. 10/10!

    I hope to sit down and read For Your Eyes Only and Thunderball soon, and I need to finish Diamonds Are Forever (again), which I started but quit halfway through.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    Keep us informed of your experiences.
  • Posts: 14,223
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Keep us informed of your experiences.

    I will!
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 2,177
    Casino Royale: 2
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2 (+1)
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 1
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 16 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    Keep it alive!
  • Posts: 3,314
    It's alive it's alive
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 2,001
    Casino Royale: 2
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2
    Doctor No: 1
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 2 (+1)
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 17 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    @goldenswissroyale , are you going through the whole Blofeld Trilogy.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 2,001
    I will, I will. But I'm very slow at the moment. TB took me several months... And I think I will read TSWLM first. I'm a boring guy who always reads and watches the movies in the order of their release…
    I'm Looking Forward to OHMSS (love it).
    OHMSS would be great for my ski holidays...Maybe I will also read the Young Bond novels from Higson for a second time.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 6,495
    I'll join in on the fun, but won't go fast. Have all year anyway 😉
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited February 4 Posts: 29,593
    No hurry! I was going to read some random Gardner entires (I read the first four upon release, but really don't remember the experience at all), but a few pages in I realized it wasn't going to fly. Like Benson (okay, not that bad), his prose are weak and the dialogue amateurish. There is no way I'm going too force myself through such poorly written work. I know he has his fans out there, sorry, but the guy is not a very good writer.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 2,177
    Casino Royale: 2
    Live and Let Die: 1
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2
    Doctor No: 2 (+1)
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 2
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 18 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
  • Casino Royale: 2
    Live and Let Die: 2 (+1)
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2
    Doctor No: 2
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 2
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 19 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited March 7 Posts: 3,235
    What're we supposed to do here? Sorry!
    I've read all the novels once, plus Trigger Mortis, Carte Blanche, Solo, and Forever And A Day.
    Just got my first Folio Society edition (Casino Royale), so I'm planning to read FAAD, then all the Flemings again once I'm finished with my current film marathon (just finished with Rog).
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,593
    What're we supposed to do here? Sorry!
    I've read all the novels once, plus Trigger Mortis, Carte Blanche, Solo, and Forever And A Day.
    Just got my first Folio Society edition (Casino Royale), so I'm planning to read FAAD, then all the Flemings again once I'm finished with my current film marathon (just finished with Rog).

    Same as the film thread. Just add a point to every novel and it’s author for every Bond book you’ve read this calendar year.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 6,495
    Casino Royale: 3 (+1)
    Live and Let Die: 2
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2
    Doctor No: 2
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 2
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 1
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 0

    Fleming: 20 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1

    Finally had time to add this. Next one will take some more time as all the books have already been packed for moving... As I read FAAD at the end of the year last year, CR seemed the way to go. I can't remember where TM fits in though. I'll try to read everything I have chonolically. perhaps even including the dreadfull DMC and the less terrible CB. Can't remember where they fit in either btw. If anyone can help?

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited March 9 Posts: 29,593
    @CommanderRoss I believe that DMC is the third continuation to take place as a follow up to TMWTGG (others being CS and SOLO, both far superior). CB sits in it's own future timeline. TM takes place after GF.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited March 17 Posts: 586
    Casino Royale: 3
    Live and Let Die: 2
    Moonraker: 1
    Diamonds Are Forever: 1
    From Russia with Love: 2
    Doctor No: 2
    Goldfinger: 1
    For Your Eyes Only: 1
    Thunderball: 2
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 1
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 2 (+1)
    You Only Live Twice: 1
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 1

    Colonel Sun: 1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 0
    James Bond and Moonraker: 0
    Licence Renewed: 0
    For Special Services: 0
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 0
    Nobody Lives Forever: 0
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 0
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 0
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 0
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 0
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold Fall: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 0
    The Facts of Death: 0
    The World Is Not Enough: 0
    High Time to Kill: 0
    DoubleShot: 0
    Never Dream of Dying: 0
    The Man with the Red Tattoo: 0
    Die Another Day: 0
    Devil May Care: 0
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 1
    Trigger Mortis: 0
    Forever and a Day: 1 (+1)

    Fleming: 21 (+1)
    Amis: 1
    Boyd: 1
    Horowitz: 1 (+1)

    I’m still reading OHMSS but I’ll finish it within a day maybe two.
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