Reviews…James Bond Reviews: From Russia With Love

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Boy on a Turtle


“Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.” 

The Bond: Sean Connery 

The Villains: Rosa Klebb

The Henchmen: Red Grant, Kronsteen, and Morzeny. 

The Bond Girls: Tatiana Romanova and Sylvia Trench

The Plan: Get revenge for the death of Dr. No by developing a ruse to lure 007 into a false mission.

The Gadget/Car: A briefcase that will deploy a gas bomb if opened improperly, a bug detector, and I guess a pager? Remember those? Who, besides doctors still uses them? 

The Song: “From Russia With Love” by Matt Monro. (instead played during the film and over the credits)

Next up we have 1963’s From Russia With Love. Following Dr. No we are given a film that is slightly different than its predecessor and has a formula more like the rest of the films. This time we get the leader…

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Reviews…James Bond Reviews: From Russia With Love

Book Excerpt No. 2: Where, No One Knows

Today I thought I’d share another excerpt from Where, No One Knows (or, as I’ve started to call it, the novel that killed two computers).  It’s pretty much the entirety of Chapter 5, in which our protagonist, former agent provocateur and alchemist extraordinaire Pixie Sinclaire, faces off against a ten foot tall Murder-Bot and learns that the situation aboard the prison ship she has infiltrated is much more complicated than previously thought. Enjoy, and feel free to leave feedback on how it can be improved. A previous excerpt can be found here (though, it’s been revised since).

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