Biography of the literary James Bond

zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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Found this gem: https://holybeeofephesus.com/2016/07/30/nothing-is-too-much-trouble-a-chronology-of-ian-flemings-james-bond-part-1/

A guy called Holy Bee digs deeply and thoroughly into various topics on his blog. This is a biography of James Bond, listed by years, taken from Fleming's books and some of the continuation authors, with help from other sources (like the John Griswold book and the Young James Bond series). This should be a great go-to reference. Thought I'd mention it here for future reference.

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Comments

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,219
    Thanks Zebrafish. Required reading for any future actors wishing to play 007 too. A great guide hitting all the important highlights.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
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    I would rather read Griswold s book. Mixing the continuation authors into this turns me off.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited November 2019 Posts: 28,757
    I would rather read Griswold s book. Mixing the continuation authors into this turns me off.

    I agree, they just aren’t up to snuff (though I would accept CS). I would even label several of those writers as complete hacks. Also, If one accepts that Pearson’s Bond biography is canon, then you are dismissing MR, which many of us consider to be Fleming’s crown jewel, as not canon; and that is a ridiculous and unacceptable exchange. No, I prefer to stick to Fleming. One odd thing is that three of those continuation novels are in conflict with one another, all picking up directly after the events of TMWTGG.
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