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Monday, July 30, 2007

Book Review: The Man With The Golden Gun

The Man With The Golden Gun was the last full length James Bond novel by author/ex-intelligence officer Ian Fleming, and by then, people had begun to think that the Bond novels had lost their "zazz" due to the changing political climate. No longer were Bond's somewhat sexist attitude to women and racist attitude to non-white people considered as acceptable by readers, possibly influenced by the rise of Feminism, and the American Civil Rights movement.

But still, The Man With The Golden Gun stands as the second last Bond adventure, a Jamaican caper involving a man with a gold plated Colt .45 who is working to sabotage Jamaican crops and make profits off non-existant real estate there. It was also the first Bond novel I had ever read, making it a special introduction to 007's world.

It may not please everybody, but it will please most spy thriller enthusiasts. I give this 8 out of 10 "007 Symbols".

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