Bond Novel Meter 2020

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,929
    It was rubbish.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    Posts: 11,745
    It was ok. It wasn't exceptional, nor was it abysmal, it was just..... average.
  • edited November 2020 Posts: 5,445
    Casino Royale: 4
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 3
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 4
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 2 +1
    Licence Renewed: 1
    For Special Services: 1
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 1
    Nobody Lives Forever: 1
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 1
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 1
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 1
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 2
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 49
    Amis: 4
    Gardner: 8
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 2
    Wood: 4 +1
    Horowitz: 4
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    edited November 2020 Posts: 3,163
    Casino Royale: 4
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 3
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 4
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3 +1
    Licence Renewed: 1
    For Special Services: 1
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 1
    Nobody Lives Forever: 1
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 1
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 1
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 1
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 2
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 49
    Amis: 4
    Gardner: 8
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 2
    Wood: 5 +1
    Horowitz: 4

    Finished the Wood novelizations. Enjoyed both very much!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,082
    They are great fun and well written.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    Posts: 11,745
    Casino Royale: 4
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 3
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 5 +1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 1
    For Special Services: 1
    Icebreaker: 0
    Role of Honour: 1
    Nobody Lives Forever: 1
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 1
    Scorpius: 0
    Win, Lose or Die: 1
    Licence to Kill: 0
    Brokenclaw: 1
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 2
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 49
    Amis: 5 +1
    Gardner: 8
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 2
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,082
    What did you think this time @MajorDSmythe ?
  • jammy_bjammy_b UK
    Posts: 6
    I came across Gardners novelisation of Licence To Kill, which I’d never read before then went into a full on Gardner re-read, for the first time in possibly about 20 years! Planning to get through re-reading all the continuations novels from here. The only literary Bond I haven’t read before are the film novelisations by Wood and Goldeneye by Gardner!

    Casino Royale: 5 +1
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4 +1
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6 +1
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2 +1
    For Special Services: 2 +1
    Icebreaker: 1 +1
    Role of Honour: 2 +1
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2 +1
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2 +1
    Scorpius: 1 +1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2 +1
    Licence to Kill: 1 +1
    Brokenclaw: 2 +1

    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 2
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 51 +2
    Amis: 6 +1
    Gardner: 18 +10

    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 2
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,082
    Thanks for contributing and good luck @jammy_b !
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    edited December 2020 Posts: 11,745
    Casino Royale: 5
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2
    For Special Services: 2
    Icebreaker: 1
    Role of Honour: 2
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2
    Scorpius: 1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2
    Licence to Kill: 1
    Brokenclaw: 2
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 0
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 3 +1
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 51
    Amis: 6
    Gardner: 18
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 3 +1
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4

  • Casino Royale: 5
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 3
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2
    For Special Services: 2
    Icebreaker: 1
    Role of Honour: 2
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2
    Scorpius: 1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2
    Licence to Kill: 1
    Brokenclaw: 2
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 1 +1
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 3
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 51
    Amis: 6
    Gardner: 19 +1
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 3
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 2,498
    Casino Royale: 5
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 4 (+1)
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2
    For Special Services: 2
    Icebreaker: 1
    Role of Honour: 2
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2
    Scorpius: 1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2
    Licence to Kill: 1
    Brokenclaw: 2
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 1
    Cold: 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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 3
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 52 (+1)
    Amis: 6
    Gardner: 19
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 3
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4
  • edited January 3 Posts: 5,445
    Casino Royale: 5
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 5 (+1) added for CommanderRoss
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2
    For Special Services: 2
    Icebreaker: 1
    Role of Honour: 2
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2
    Scorpius: 1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2
    Licence to Kill: 1
    Brokenclaw: 2
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 1
    Cold: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0
    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 1 (+1)
    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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 3
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 53 (+1)
    Amis: 6
    Gardner: 19
    Benson: 1 (+1)
    Faulkes: 1
    Boyd: 3
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 3 Posts: 30,082
    So we end our first year.

    Results from 2020

    Casino Royale: 5
    Live and Let Die: 4
    Moonraker: 2
    Diamonds Are Forever: 2
    From Russia with Love: 3
    Doctor No: 3
    Goldfinger: 4
    For Your Eyes Only: 6
    Thunderball: 5
    The Spy Who Loved Me: 3
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: 5
    You Only Live Twice: 4
    The Man with the Golden Gun: 4
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights: 3

    Colonel Sun: 6
    James Bond 007, The Spy Who Loved Me: 2
    James Bond and Moonraker: 3
    Licence Renewed: 2
    For Special Services: 2
    Icebreaker: 1
    Role of Honour: 2
    Nobody Lives Forever: 2
    No Deals, Mr. Bond: 2
    Scorpius: 1
    Win, Lose or Die: 2
    Licence to Kill: 1
    Brokenclaw: 2
    The Man from Barbarossa: 0
    Death Is Forever: 1
    Never Send Flowers: 0
    Seafire: 0
    Goldeneye: 1
    Cold: 0
    Blast From the Past: 0

    Zero Minus Ten: 0
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 1
    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: 1
    Carte Blanch: 0
    Solo: 3
    Trigger Mortis: 1
    Forever and a Day: 3

    Fleming: 53
    Amis: 6
    Gardner: 19
    Benson: 1
    Faulkes: 1
    Deaver: 0
    Boyd: 3
    Wood: 5
    Horowitz: 4

    Total: 91

    I am very surprised that our first year ends with a non-Fleming title tied for most read book.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 6,838
    Tbh I finished OHMSS on the last day of the year, so to be correct that one should still be added.....
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,082
    Okay!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,929
    That s interesting. FYEO was the only Bond book I read last year.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited January 6 Posts: 30,082
    It certainly owes you for it’s co-victory.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    edited January 6 Posts: 39,929
    [quote="Birdleson;c-1165008"It certainly owes you for it’s co-victory.[/quote]

    Yes, that struck me. And I read Colonel Sun for the first time the year before, when I found an old copy cheap. Like you said, a surprising result.
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