Der britische Geheimagent wird nach Frankreich geschickt, um einen feindlichen Agenten beim Kartenspiel zu ruinieren Geheimdienstchef M schickt Bond auf. E-Book kaufen. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Mail. James Bond 1. Casino Royale. von. Ian Fleming. Erscheinungsdatum: 12x18, TB, sw, Seiten. Der britische Geheimagent wird nach Frankreich geschickt, um einen feindlichen Agenten beim Kartenspiel zu ruinieren Geheimdienstchef M schickt Bond auf.
Ian Fleming tells us so in Chapter One of "Moonraker" third book in the series. That's the Bond that Ian Fleming created. Much more interesting and gritty and real and human.
It's the Bond Daniel Craig resurrected until the new crop of Hollywood fools screwed it up again with November 's Spectre.
I'll stick with the books, thank you very much! Fleming's writing style, while perhaps not rising to the expectations of modern pedantic poseur literary critics, is easy to read and follow.
As would be expected from a successful journalist writing for educated U. I didn't find that aspect disruptive at all to the flow of the narrative.
If you want entertaining glitz, stick with the movies; if want something more, read the books! I've enjoyed them all immensely in the context of the time period in which they take place.
Bond fans may want to check out flemingsbond. Annotations and Chronologies" by John Griswald. Possible spoilers below- This kickstarter to the James Bond novels is written very well.
From the start, Fleming creates a bond no pun intended between the reader and the cold, calculating spy that is James Bond. The atmosphere of the novel is indeed tense, and the expressions on the characters' faces are easily imagined.
I was particularly impressed with the Le Chiffre character, who is written in a clear and convincing way. Fleming describes his facial expressions and mannerisms in a way that you feel almost familiar with him, and it's somewhat terrifying.
There is a torture scene that is quite difficult to read, but its aftermath is what makes the novel. Despite all his coldness, James Bond's humanity is revealed in his romance with Vesper Lynd.
You can feel his happiness at possibly having found a soul mate, his frustration when the relationship sours, and most of all, his bitterness and deep hurt when Vesper denies both of them happiness by committing suicide and revealing herself to him in a suicide note.
In the end this is an enjoyable novel, though it feels a tad rushed, and is not really a "spy novel" per se. Only about half the book contains the "meat"- the poker battle with Le Chiffre and the later confrontation that sees Bond brutally tortured.
The rest is more of a love story, but still provides valuable insight into the Bond character. The physical book is well put together, I might add.
I prefer the modernized look and design to the rather suggestive covers normally used on Bond novels in the past. The burgeoning legend of James Bond begins here.
From such humble origins With all the feel of a pulp novel you might find on the shelf of a bookseller and then tell your friends about for decades with no expectation they will have heard of the work, some secret gem you cherish nonetheless, that draws you back time and again, Ian Fleming's premiere James Bond novel sneaks up on you.
Fleming allows you to feel without forcing. Inviting you into Bond's world, and Bond's life, Bond's mind and most secret heart. James Bond is a flawed man.
A very real man. He has one superpower - that he has never had to admit the possibility of failure. Fleming provides texture to the world.
But writes with a sparsity that focuses the reader to follow the threads of plot through the characters.
His work can be taken together as one whole, or Casino Royale may be taken alone as one singly important work perfectly capable of standing on its own.
Either way, it's easy to envision Fleming's work uncovered in some future circumstance to stand as our generation's Gilgamesh or Beowulf.
The work is fulfilling. The feeling at conclusion that this was a ride worth taking. There are two versions of this book for kindle, a 63 page version and a page version.
The 63 page version does not say that it is abridged. It claims to be just "Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming. The 63 page version is also a bad scan job riddled with typos.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amongst the gamblers is Le Chiffre, who is a Soviet agent. The story then flashes back to a briefing by M, the head of the British Secret Service.
M plans to stop this and bankrupt le Chiffre, destroying Soviet influence in the trade union. Mathis warns Bond that the Soviets have blown his cover and he can expect resistance.
Bond and Le Chiffre confront each over the card table. Bond appears to have failed in his mission when Le Chiffre cleans him out of funds.
However, Le Chiffre keeps playing, Leiter provides Bond with more funds, his luck turns and Le Chiffre is finally bankrupted. Desperate to recover the money Bond has won from him, Le Chiffre kidnaps Vesper.
Le Chiffre tortures Bond in an attempt to make him divulge the location of the money. A Soviet [blackout]assassin bursts in and kills Le Chiffre and his men.
The assassin does not kill Bond, saying that he has no orders to do so. Bond [blackout]spends months in hospital recovering from the torture and thinks of resigning from the Secret Service.
Mathis talks Bond out of his half-hearted doubts, and fully recovered, Bond is granted leave. Bond and Vesper [blackout]go on holiday together and become lovers.
He is confused and angry with her. After one last night together, Vesper commits suicide. Bond learns from her suicide note that she had been blackmailed into becoming a Soviet double-agent and felt that there was no way out for her.
Casino Royale has what can only be described as an unusual plot structure technically it is a Hybrid, see Spy Novel Plots.
It has three immense set pieces. The rest of the plot merely serves to move the characters between the highlights as functionally as possible, as the author later acknowledged:.
There are three strong incidents in the book which carry it along and they are all based on fact. I extracted them from my wartime memories of the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty, dolled them up, attached a hero, a villain and a heroine, and there was the book.
This is by far the best section of the novel. This doomed romance seems like a different novel to the rest of the story.
This structure accounts for the unevenness of the novel, with the three set pieces highly effective and the intervening chapters serviceable at best.
Fleming was a big believer in writing fast and not looking back, and it shows in his novels. Poorly written, oddly structured, but with some great scenes.
It would be a shame for any spy-thriller fan to miss out on it.