On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by Ian Fleming: Book Review

“Why not make it for always?” You may remember that I nearly broke up with the James Bond series after the misogynist shit show that was The Spy Who Loved Me. I mean, truth be told, you probably don’t care, but let’s pretend for a moment that you do. To summarize, I had been willing to … More On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by Ian Fleming: Book Review

All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld: Book Review

“The human eye senses movement before all else.” There’s a downside to writing a novel that hinges on some mysterious past event. On the one hand, if you don’t provide any answers your audience will be frustrated and rake you over the coals for lacking closure. On the other hand, oftentimes the answers never live … More All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld: Book Review

James Bond in For Your Eyes Only: Book vs Movie

This comparison is actually going to be easy, because unlike the adaptations we’ve already covered For Your Eyes Only took its inspiration from a short story. In order to flesh out the plot a bit, producers decided to fuse “For Your Eyes Only” with another story from the same collection entitled “Risico.” Let’s take a closer … More James Bond in For Your Eyes Only: Book vs Movie

James Bond in Live and Let Die: Book vs. Movie

The movie version of Live and Let Die was used to introduce a new actor, Roger Moore, playing 007, but on the page it was pretty much just another adventure. Unlike Casino Royale, there are many differences to be found between the source novel and the film adaptation. Both find 007 investigating Mr. Big, an African American crime … More James Bond in Live and Let Die: Book vs. Movie