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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.Moderator
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    60 articles, it looks like you've got your work cut out. In particular, i'm interested in the Gardner ones you've got planned. #18 appeals to me most, as i'm currently working my way through Icebreaker. It's my favourite Gardner, and one of my favourite in the cannon, so it's hard to pace myself for my Bondathon.
  • Dragonpol2Dragonpol2 Schloss Drache.
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    60 articles, it looks like you've got your work cut out. In particular, i'm interested in the Gardner ones you've got planned. #18 appeals to me most, as i'm currently working my way through Icebreaker. It's my favourite Gardner, and one of my favourite in the cannon, so it's hard to pace myself for my Bondathon.

    Well, it's 59 now as the first one was posted in January 2013, but yes a very tall order. They'll hopefully appear over 2013-14 and possibly even 2015, God-willing. I've got some interesting new stuff on Gardner on the way - especially Scorpius (1988). More on that later. I'm going to finish off my series on Kingsley Amis - two to go there on my three-part series. The other articles are entitled 'The Strange Death of Colonel Sun' and 'Amis' Thing with James Bond'. Glad you're interested in the titles.

    Anyone else care to comment. I live for comments on these titles as it's very rewarding to hear back from fans on what they find most interesting. I then tend to post on these areas first.
  • Dragonpol2Dragonpol2 Schloss Drache.
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    I hope to get some stuff uploaded soon. I'm drafting 'The Strange Death of Colonel Sun' as I have some free time on my hands, I'm happy to say. It should be up next.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Looking forward to 5 and 6 especially @Dragonpol2
  • Dragonpol2Dragonpol2 Schloss Drache.
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    007InVT wrote:
    Looking forward to 5 and 6 especially @Dragonpol2

    Thank you, @007InVT. I knew you'd be interested in the articles on flowers. As I say, I have a series coming up on the symbolism of flowers that you may find interesting, called 'Flowers of Evil'.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Dragonpol2 wrote:
    007InVT wrote:
    Looking forward to 5 and 6 especially @Dragonpol2

    Thank you, @007InVT. I knew you'd be interested in the articles on flowers. As I say, I have a series coming up on the symbolism of flowers that you may find interesting, called 'Flowers of Evil'.

    Indeed. I can't get enough!
  • Dragonpol2Dragonpol2 Schloss Drache.
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    007InVT wrote:
    Dragonpol2 wrote:
    007InVT wrote:
    Looking forward to 5 and 6 especially @Dragonpol2

    Thank you, @007InVT. I knew you'd be interested in the articles on flowers. As I say, I have a series coming up on the symbolism of flowers that you may find interesting, called 'Flowers of Evil'.

    Indeed. I can't get enough!

    Neither can I! I love the use of flowers in literature and film as motifs. It's something I'm very interested in - see my monograph on Never Send Flowers by John Gardner when it goes up on the blog.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    List removed.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Wow, so many sound brilliant. My favorites are numbers 5, 36, 46, 47, 48, 53, 56 and 58.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    Wow, so many sound brilliant. My favorites are numbers 5, 36, 46, 47, 48, 53, 56 and 58.

    Thank you for your reply @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7. Very much appreciated. Nearly all of the article titles you mention are coming up soon as they are the ones on the stocks currently.

    All other replies are most welcome.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    42, 47, 59 and 60 as well!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    42, 47, 59 and 60 as well!

    Thank you for your further reply.

    Any other MI6 members willing to give their views on favourite titles/subject areas at all?
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    4, 5, 19 (you must be joking!), 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 (specially this one!), 27, 28, 29, 35 (a good one!), 43, 44, 45 (!!??), 46, 47, 48, 53, 59.

    Now, that´s a mouthful...
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    30 sounds good, I love anything on the short stories.

    What about 'Talk of the Devil'? Seems like a trove of info in that. You need to get that book @Dragonpol
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    30 sounds good, I love anything on the short stories.

    What about 'Talk of the Devil'? Seems like a trove of info in that. You need to get that book @Dragonpol

    Yes, @007InVt, there would be indeed, if only I could afford it! I'm saving up for another book on Fleming's oeuvre though that should help me out on The Bondologist Blog. I have plenty of ideas left.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    ggl007 wrote:
    4, 5, 19 (you must be joking!), 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 (specially this one!), 27, 28, 29, 35 (a good one!), 43, 44, 45 (!!??), 46, 47, 48, 53, 59.

    Now, that´s a mouthful...

    Wow @ggl007! I'm truly glad that you like so many of them. I'll aim to deliver these.

    Any further interest in these titles will be very much appreciated by this blog author. I'd love to hear from more of you as I find it all most encouraging.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited June 2013 Posts: 28,232
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Thank you. You will get your wish as there's plenty of new and revelatory material on Ian Fleming on the way on The Bondologist Blog.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    What I meant to say was that I like to take what existing information that we do know on a particular element of Bondology and to sculpt and mould it into something new and revealing, often bringing new or previously hidden information to light in the process. The Bondologist Blog is committed to this inexact science of Bondology and it brings a scientific approach to the more esoteric and arcane areas of the James Bond phenomenon. That's what each and every one of these remaining 59 articles will be about. I want to try top make The Bondologist Blog the one-stop shop for all esoteric James Bond enquiries. With the help of MI6 Community (which I intend to fully endorse and promote in a future blog post) I hope that I can achieve this.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?

    Books on Fleming?

    Do you mean by him or about him?

    John Pearson
    Andrew Lycett
    Henry Chancellor

    would be my picks if you are referring to the latter.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Yes, about him.

    Anyone read the rare Ivor Bryce one?

    Thanks!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    Yes, about him.

    Anyone read the rare Ivor Bryce one?

    Thanks!

    I got a copy last year in a mad Bond book buying binge!

    Have yet to read it though. I think that there were two eds as the Thunderball chapter was edited - 1975 and 1984 if I remember correctly. I think I had the older first ed.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    007InVT wrote:
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?

    I haven't read any books focusing on Fleming, unfortunately, if that is what you mean.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?

    I haven't read any books focusing on Fleming, unfortunately, if that is what you mean.

    Strange to read that. I thought that you would have given your interests, @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    I've just amended a few of the titles a little bit. I've included a review of LTK also as I felt that this had somehow been overlooked by myself!

    I'd love to hear more views on your favourite article titles and briefly the reasons why.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited June 2013 Posts: 28,232
    Dragonpol wrote:
    007InVT wrote:
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?

    I haven't read any books focusing on Fleming, unfortunately, if that is what you mean.

    Strange to read that. I thought that you would have given your interests, @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7!

    I have never found a book on Fleming, that's all. My other interests (as well as literary) more than keep me busy these days. But, hopefully I will find a good book on Fleming in the future.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    007InVT wrote:
    I am always a sucker for any articles on Fleming. He is such an interesting figure, and any time I can learn more about him is an intense pleasure.

    Agreed.

    What's your top 3 books on Fleming @Dragonpol and @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7?

    I haven't read any books focusing on Fleming, unfortunately, if that is what you mean.

    Strange to read that. I thought that you would have given your interests, @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7!

    I have never found a book on Fleming, that's all. My other interests (as well as literary) more than keep me busy these days. But, hopefully I will find a good book on Fleming in the future.

    I'd recommend the Andrew Lycett one and the John Pearson one to you.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Just ordered a used copy of the Pearson one.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    007InVT wrote:
    Just ordered a used copy of the Pearson one.

    Good. You should enjoy it.
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