Casino Royale

Fleming, Ian

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Casino Royale
British secret agent James Bond takes on "Le Chiffre", a lethal Soviet operative with a weakness for gambling. Bond's mission is to bankrupt Le Chiffre at the baccarat table so Moscow will kill him to avoid further embarassment.

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Thomas & Mercer, 2012
ISBN: 1612185436
Branch Call Number: FICTION FLEMING 2012
Characteristics: 178 p. ;,21 cm


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Jul 11, 2013

The first and best of all of the Bond novels. It is raw, gritty, and morally ambiguous. The only one were Bond questions the morality and philosophy of his world.

Apr 05, 2013
  • etillery rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Normally, I can't stand Bond movies because they're so horribly predictable. Not gonna lie, there were certain aspects of this book that were predictable, but I enjoyed this book greAtly. Instead of mindless violence and explosions, this book delves more into the actual spy elements that get lost in the movies. This particular novel also showed a more human side of Bond,the emotions behind the cold exterior that aren't fleshed out on screen. Well done, Ian Fleming.

As a side note, he is the same guy who wrote"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Mind=blown.

Feb 13, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Yes, yes, it's dated, a little dry, a little comic book, but this is a good, fun espionage story. Very cool reading about the origin and development of James Bond. Fun story to read. Interesting insight into the character and history.

Nov 10, 2012
  • mleco032 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Quite a good book. Since it was written during the cold war there, of course, are differences compared to the relatively recent movie of the same name. As a result, it would be unfair to make a comparison to something that was updated for the modern audiences.

That being said, this is still a well-paced book that does an excellent job of setting up the character of James Bond for the rest of the book series. Looking forward to reading the next in line, Live and Let Die.

Aug 04, 2011
  • adeline22 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Good book, not good if you are expecting the movie in words. not too similar to the movie but good in its own way. A short Thriller

May 11, 2011
  • SCbeachbabe rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I was rather disappointed in this book; as the first of Fleming's Bond series, I was expecting much more. Both the characters and the story lack a lot of depth, both feeling very one-dimensional. The last quarter of the story is very slow, and features an unsatisfying ending. The character of Vesper Lynd is so poorly developed - Fleming wrote her with such a misogynous/sexist bias that she was just pathetic. James Bond didn't do too much either; nothing like any of the movies. Though an interesting comparison to the movie franchise, I wouldn't read this book again.

Dec 08, 2010
  • e_long rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The only Bond book that I've read which is worth reading.


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May 11, 2011
  • SCbeachbabe rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 19, 2010

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