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Octopussy and The Living Daylights

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

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    What the devil are you talking about, 007?  As much as I love th

    What the devil are you talking about, 007? 
    As much as I love these, they have some nerve publishing this 93 page book by itself and charging $15 for it. They could have bundled some of these shorter books together into an omnibus, but don’t let that sour you, these stories are great and worth paying for.
    This book compiles four stories, Octopussy, The Property of a Lady, The Living Daylights, and 007 in New York (worst title ever?). As fans know, almost none of these stories bear any resemblance to the movies of the same name, not like you would expect anyway. The Property of a Lady was transformed into a scene within Octopussy, whereas the events of the Octopussy short were left out of the movie entirely. The Living Daylights short story comprises only part of the beginning of the film. And 007 in New York I don’t recognize from any movie and weirdly contains a recipe for James Bond Scrambled Eggs (seriously).
    Sadly, this is the last Bond book that Fleming wrote, and while it’s nowhere near as good as Casino Royale, it’s still a fine book which I will treasure and enjoy forever.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Generally, the format used by Fleming has worked well for his genre. This time, the cookie cutter was too obvious.

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