(Casino Royale) PDF NEW ð Ian Fleming


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  • Casino Royale
  • Ian Fleming
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  • 14 July 2020
  • 9780141044965

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review Casino Royale 100 Ian Fleming ò 0 free read Chiffre has hit a losing streak But some people just refuse to play by the rules and Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected saviour. The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning Then the soul erosion produced by high gambling a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension becomes unbearable and senses awake and revolt from it James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge This helped him avoid staleness and the sensual bluntness that breeds mistakesThus begins Casino Royale which in 1953 launched the exploits of British Secret Service agent James Bond Until Harry Potter appeared in the rearview mirror of his Aston Martin Bond may have been the biggest literary franchise of the 20th century thanks in large part to the success of twenty five and counting official movies In terms of film franchises Bond is second in sustained popularity only to Godzilla with the jolly green giant generating twenty nine Japanese produced movies and six American ones Interestingly Godzilla arrived in cinemas less than a year after Bond made his debut in booksellers As a kid I loved both characters I still doThe debut novel by Ian Fleming is stark and claustrophobic with a handsome visual splendor spareness of description and a bitter dose of nihilism Racist and sexist epithets are occasionally thrown in like firecrackers but rather than come off as moral defects for Fleming or date the novel give James Bond texture and combustibility Compared to the comic book styling of some of the sillier movies this is a gambling tale that features spycraft rather than a spy story that features a casino At 48000 words I was able to shoot through it in forty eight hours roughly the amount of time one of Bond s missions might lastBond s assignment begins in the fictional town of Royale les Eaux on the coast of northern France a resort town and site of an elegantly dilapidated casino Bond takes a break from the roulette wheel where he s actually been keeping an eye on the baccarat table and a gambler named Le Chiffre He walks to his hotel and learns that ten million francs have been wired to him approved by M the head of his department in London Bond s working capital at the casino now stands at twenty seven million francs After checking his room carefully for signs of intrusion he goes to bed alone one hand on a38 Colt Police pistol under a pillowAccording to a dossier prepared for M Le Chiffre is a chief agent of the USSR in France and paymaster of a Communist trade union there His loose spending habits investing fifty million francs of Moscow s money in a failed chain of brothels and embezzlement have likely drawn the attention of SMERSH the Soviet umbrella organization dedicated to smashing agents the acronym translates to Death To Spies With operating capital of twenty five million francs Le Chiffre desperately seeks to refill the plundered union funds at the Casino Royale where efforts to compete with the neighboring casinos has resulted in a well publicized and anticipated baccarat bank this JuneIntrigued by the prospect of destroying Le Chiffre at the baccarat table M selects Bond one his agency s feared double 0 s a designation earned by agents who kill a man in the line of duty Veteran of a casino assignment in Monte Carlo and a talented gambler in his own right 007 is tough as well a skill he may need if he comes into contact with the two bodyguards Le Chiffre keeps Bond passes himself off as a fop gambling away a family fortune made on tobacco and sugar in Jamaica He s assisted by Ren Mathis of the French Deuxi me Bureau and Felix Leiter of the CIA and to his chagrin a girl from headuarters personal assistant to the chief of Section M Mathis and Bond exchanged cheerful talk about the fine weather and the prospects of a revival in the fortunes of Royale les Eaux The girl sat silent She accepted one of Bond s cigarettes examined it and then smoked it appreciatively and without affectation drawing the smoke deeply into her lungs with a little sigh and then exhaling it casually through her lips and nostrils Her movements were economical and precise with no trace of self consciousnessBond finds the girl to be professional and easy to converse with He recognizes their sexual chemistry and would like to sleep with her but only after their assignment Bond later learns her name is Vesper Lynd Fleming not only pauses to show 007 and Vesper at work the pair communicate vast amounts of information about each other in the way Bond offers her a glass of vodka before her amused glance forces him to suggest a cocktail but also illustrates the sensory experience of a European casino in the 1950s and how baccarat is played with a round of twelve players dealt two cards with the option for a third a winning hand adding up to nine and face cards uselessTo separate the novel from the movie I should state that while Goldfinger 1964 or On Her Majesty s Secret Service 1969 are the films typically cited by Bond connoisseurs as the best of the series with Sean Connery and George Lazenby playing Bond alternately I m actually most enad by Daniel Craig s debut as 007 in Casino Royale 2006 In addition to Bond being reintroduced as rougher and muscular a killer than ever before Vesper Lynd Eva Green and Le Chiffre Mads Mikkelsen nearly eclipse 007 in intrigue The bevy of beauties or deranged villains are interchangeable in a lot of these movies but not this one Casino Royale functions succinctly and beautifully as a world parallel to the film series beginning in the wake of World War II rather than the Swinging Sixties and with a slightly rougher and wayward Bond For the 007 of literature and the men who defeated the Axis Powers Asian stereotypes are simply a matter of professional experience and women belong at home cooking or gossiping not interfering in men s work At least one of these prejudices the one about women s work being in the home are admirably and tenderly subverted in the course of the novel while the other is an aside that demonstrates Bond s self isolation than it does a belief by FlemingFleming s writing is like an Esuire Magazine article without any of the hooptedoodle or parts for men to skip over Luck was a servant and not a master Luck had to be accepted with a shrug or taken advantage of up to the hilt But it had to be understood and recognized for what it was and not confused with a faulty appreciation of the odds for at gambling the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck And luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared Bond saw luck as a woman to be softly wooed or brutally ravaged never pandered to or pursued But he was honest enough to admit that he had never yet been made to suffer by cards or by women One day and he accepted the fact he would be brought to his knees by love or by luckFleming adorns the novel with twenty seven splendid chapter titles 8 Pink Lights and Champagne 9 The Game Is Baccarat 15 Black Hare and Grey Hound which is something I always like The story surges in momentum from team building to the big game then view spoilerBond s torture by Le Chiffre hide spoiler

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review Casino Royale 100 Ian Fleming ò 0 free read This title introduces James Bond charming sophisticated handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly Spymaster M has sent Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal high rolling R. SpoilersThis will be a review of not just Casino Royale but of the James Bond books in general I think that there is a good argument to be made that the Bond books are the most misunderstood books of all prominent books because the very subtext that accounts for their enduring appeal is buried so deeply that it just passes most people byThe best way to understand the James Bond books is to understand the heroines of the books These heroines are often characterized as being glamorous women who it is Bond s role to save This is completely and totally wrong The whole key is that these women ALWAYS have short unpainted nails They are actors and present an existential challenge to James Bond In fact the best way to understand Bond is as a kind of existential literatureFleming was a writer who had a message that he seemed not to be fully and consciously aware of He says the same message in every book and he says it in the same way with the exceptions of The Spy Who Loved Me and the short story uantum of Solace where the same themes are approached from alternative directionsFleming is often compared to Le Carre almost always negatively This is an unfair comparison in two ways First of all Fleming is a great writer and is along with Lovecraft one of the two greatest writers of Pulp in history whereas Le Carre is merely a very good writer Second Fleming is not really writing spy literature he is really writing fantasy in which the hero happens to have the occupation of a spy As such criticisms of a lack of realism are about as out of place as they would be for The Lord of the Rings or Alice in Wonderland I would have thought that the Bond books wear their status as fantasy clearly than say the Latin American Magical Realists but this point appears to pass people byThe next thing to notice about James Bond is that he is pretty clearly a broken person The thing that I most love about Daniel Craig s interpretation of Bond is that he conveys this point clearly and repetitively in a way that has not been done before Bond is a kind of broken Nietzchean superhero who has in a way arbitrarily and for what appear to be purely aesthetic reasons taken on a specific set of values that we are meant to recognize intuitively as a priori superior to competing values In this he is exactly the same as both the James Bond heroines and villainsIf you read the Bond books critically one of the things that is most striking about them is how similar in personality Bond is to both the heroines with a few exceptions and the villains also with a few exceptions Fleming will distinguish Bond from the villains not so much by their actions which are often uite similar but instead by things such as the cut of their suit or their taste in luxury watches These aesthetic choices are meant to be inherently preferable just as Bond s belief system and set of values is never defended as superior to communism or ironically to the vast accumulation of wealth and power that other figures such as Goldfinger are bent on accumulating eg the values of capitalismBond the villains and the heroines of the books all have in common that they do not in any way feel bound by conventional morays rules of decorum or value judgments All of the major characters have in fact chosen a belief system and a set of values through force of their personal will alone The other characters have not and this is why those characters are kinds of ghosts within the books and are in some sort of way not worthy of interacting with BondThe villains have in fact chosen the wrong values They are every bit as ruthlessly dedicated to them as Bond and they will not in any way compromise them just as Bond will not The women have either chosen the same set of values as Bond or at least a set of values that are not diametrically opposed They are then worthy romantic interests this goes only for the main female character in every book However Fleming is clear that the heroines Nietzchean superman status means that they are too independent to make the kind of long term bonds necessary for stable relationships They are not in the next book and presumably they like Bond have moved on unchanged This is clearest in Casino Royale where the doomed nature of the genuine love that Bond has for Vesper Lynd is clearly spelled out in the events leading up to and following her deathAlso in this book Bond fails in his mission in a way that he will not do so spectacularly again but in staying true to the values that characterize him even at the expense of rejecting a genuine love he maintains his status as a Nietzschean superhero A status that Fleming clearly means to be a kind of idealization of how to live one s life and not an actually fully achievable ideal It is by setting Bond in a fantastic world and not in a world where mundane limits can intrude on this ideal that Fleming can over and over again put forth this ideal in its pure formAgain it is a world where the choice of a man s luggage is meant to say as much about him as the choice of his political ideals It is a morality justified by its aesthete and not vice versaBut even though it is a fantasy world it is still a world in which it is not possible to simply always force one s will onto that world Bond may fail to save the woman he may fail to stop the villain from getting away his wife might die his friend s legs might be eaten by a shark he may be captured he may be emotionally devastated by events But it is still a world in which his maintenance of his own values and beliefs can be specifically maintained through every hardship and peril In pretty much all the Fleming books Bond is distracted by doubts or by emotional weaknesses and in every book Bond overcomes these by simply pushing them awayIn other words the Bond books represent a kind of practical existential ideal It is not an implausible solution to the practical problems of our world that Fleming is unconsciously advocating and it appears to be what he attempted to practice in real life But it is a difficult solution that he advocates none the less

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review Casino Royale 100 Ian Fleming ò 0 free read Ussian operative called simply 'Le Chiffre' by ruining him at the baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to 'retire' him It seems that lady luck is taken with James Le. I think I read From Russia With Love first and FRWL will always be my favorite Bond book and movie but I had to go back to the beginning a read the Fleming bond books straight through I was afforded the opportunity a few years ago when the entire Fleming collection in paperback was available for 20 at Sam s Club Still one of the best book buys I have ever come acrossCasino Royale did not blow me away it is a bit dry and slow I wasn t going to let that deter me from my uest to work through the series but it did take some getting used to I am not sure if it is just that it is from early in Fleming s writing career or if it is just tough to feel comfortable with my image of Bond as I was reading words from his creation I am reminded of when you go back to watch the first episode of a sitcom while you are 8 or 9 seasons in and none of the characters are developed or comfortable yetOne thing that surprised me was that the recent Casino Royale movie did include most of the story from the book view spoilertrading Texas Hold Em for Baccarat hide spoiler


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    characters Casino Royale Ian Fleming ò 0 free read free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Ian Fleming The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning Then the soul erosion produced by high gambling a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension becomes unbearable and senses awake and revolt from it James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge This helped him avoid staleness and the sensual blunt

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    (Casino Royale) PDF NEW ð Ian Fleming free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Ian Fleming Ian Fleming ò 0 free read This was a very interesting read If you know the James Bond movies you might be a bit disappointed since the James Bond character shown here isn't the unbeatable superhero as on film We have a casino setting with a compellin

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