History Literature / JamesBond

10th Oct '16 5:52:08 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' (1996), also known as ''Cold Fall'' . Gardner retired following this novel, facing health problems.

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* ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' (1996), also known as ''Cold Fall'' .Fall''. Gardner retired following this novel, facing health problems.
2nd Oct '16 11:37:37 AM WillKeaton
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* AuthorTract: Bond tended to parrot quite a few of Fleming's [[http://www.andmagazine.com/us/14016.html own views]], sometimes to Fleming's chagrin.

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* AuthorTract: Bond tended to parrot quite a few of Fleming's [[http://www.andmagazine.com/us/14016.html own views]], views,]] sometimes to Fleming's chagrin.
17th Sep '16 4:37:13 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ProductPlacement: Hoo boy - Ian Fleming was the ''original'' walking advertisement. Apparently, dropping brand-name products left and right was still considered cutting-edge back in TheFifties (Kingsley Amis even dubbed it the "Fleming Effect").
10th Sep '16 7:31:46 AM erforce
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** ''Lightning Strikes'' (September, 2016)

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** ''Lightning Strikes'' ''Strike Lightning'' (September, 2016)
8th Sep '16 10:15:18 AM erforce
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** ''Literature/SilverFin'' (2005)
** ''Literature/BloodFever'' (2006)

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** ''Literature/SilverFin'' (2005)
(March, 2005)
** ''Literature/BloodFever'' (2006)(January, 2006)



** ''Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier'' (2009) -- A supplementary book, which also features the short story "A Hard Man to Kill".
** ''Shoot to Kill'' (2014)
** ''Heads You Die'' (2016)
** ''Lightning Strikes'' (2016)

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** ''Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier'' (2009) (October, 2009) -- A supplementary book, which also features the short story "A Hard Man to Kill".
** ''Shoot to Kill'' (2014)
(November, 2014)
** ''Heads You Die'' (2016)
(May, 2016)
** ''Lightning Strikes'' (2016)(September, 2016)
8th Sep '16 10:04:08 AM erforce
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* ThrowItIn: Bond originally drove a Bentley, which was destroyed in ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}''. As Ian Fleming was working on ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', he recieved a letter saying "I hope you have the decency to fix Bond up with a decent bit of machinery - I would suggest an Aston Martin". The Aston went on to become ''the'' iconic Bond car. He switched Bond's WeaponOfChoice from a somewhat underpowered .25ACP Beretta to the iconic Walther PPK in similar circumstances, even partially basing the initial characterisation of Q on the author of the letter.
** Fleming was also impressed enough by SeanConnery's performance in the movies that he made Bond canonically Scottish.
8th Sep '16 9:54:33 AM erforce
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* AntiHero: Bond himself, at least in ''Casino Royale''. As the series progresses and becomes more like the films with the subsequent continuation authors, so Bond becomes more of the traditional heroic character.



* BlessedWithSuck: Bond's feelings on being a 00-- it's a high tension job filled with physical hardship.



* CursedWithAwesome: Bond's [[TheCasanova life of beautiful willing women]] who don't want relationships. And when they do, [[CartwrightCurse it ends badly]].



* GoToAlias: In John Gardner's novels, Bond often uses the alias of 'James Boldman'.



* ImmuneToDrugs: According to the medical report in ''Thunderball'' when James Bond is not engaged in strenuous duty, he consumes half a bottle of spirits between 60 and 70 proof ''a day''. And he smokes 60 cigarettes a day (of a higher nicotine content than standard cigarettes).



* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: His distant relationship with his late son and only ([[ReallyGetsAround known]]) child, James Suzuki. In the novel for ''You Only Live Twice'', Kissy Suzuki doesn't reveal that she's pregnant, but over the course of 30 years, as revealed in the 1997 short story "Blast from the Past", Bond learns of James' existence and would occasionally send money to support them, and paid for James' college education, but he wasn't really present in his son's life. James Jr. is murdered by Bond's old enemy Irma Bunt, who also had a hand in killing his wife Tracy but escaped. When Bond finally kills her, for his own sake he focuses on cherishing the revenge rather than dwelling on how his life prevented him from being a father to his now-dead son.]]



* ScarsAreForever: On the back of Bond's left hand, there is a scar that shapes like a reverse M. That is Russian for s, as in 's' for "spy", and it is carved by a SMERSH agent in ''Casino Royale'' to mark Bond in his job. Despite skin grafts, the scar remains.
** The three-inch scar on Bond's right cheek still remains decades later.



* TragicHero: Bond is meant to be one of these early on because he's certain he'll be dead before he's retired at 42.
1st Sep '16 4:00:03 PM erforce
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** ''Lightning Strikes'' (2016)
31st Aug '16 4:42:26 PM SchisselEL1
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* CtleryEscapeAid: In ''Trigger Mortis'', Bond manages to steal a knife during a dinner provided by Jason Sin, and later uses it help himself to dig out from being buried alive.

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* CtleryEscapeAid: CutleryEscapeAid: In ''Trigger Mortis'', Bond manages to steal a knife during a dinner provided by Jason Sin, and later uses it help himself to dig out from being buried alive.
28th Aug '16 6:04:30 PM foxley
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* CtleryEscapeAid: In ''Trigger Mortis'', Bond manages to steal a knife during a dinner provided by Jason Sin, and later uses it help himself to dig out from being buried alive.
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