Well I hope everyone has enjoyed the acknowledgement of the day. Most of the FB groups I’m a part of have been giving a tip of the hat or raise of the martini to what one little novel launched.
So, around here, when did everyone first read CR?
I started with the novels and LALD was my first, but I was aware there were many books and that it was the second one. I picked up FRWL next but didn’t read it and then got a hold of CR, MR and DAF and then got myself up to speed. I was pretty young, but then got round to films.
In order, the novels do have a steady build of the character though. I had DN, GF, FYEO and TB and had just picked up OHMSS when I finished FRWL so I was sure Bond was alive, but hadn’t read how until DN. I appreciated the acknowledgement in the film when Bond has to surrender his Beretta, but I was mad at M for claiming it jammed. The damn oversized silencer snagged in Bond’s waist when he was trying to draw on Klebb dammit!
Odds are I won’t make it for another 65 years of Bond, but April of 2053 might just see an 85 year old 003 still typing away some bit of nonsense on a fan board… Ideally with the aid of a 25 year old sultry redheaded lass care giver with long legs, a cute bum and a tolerance for an old and incredibly wealthy Bond fan.