Goldfinger (James Bond Series #7)

Goldfinger (James Bond Series #7)

by Ian Fleming
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Goldfinger (James Bond Series #7) by Ian Fleming

Auric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars. This powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history-robbing all the gold in Fort Knox.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451018229
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1960
Series: James Bond Series
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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Goldfinger (James Bond Series #7) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
pelon More than 1 year ago
yes, the book is more believable than the 2-hour on-screen fantasy of 1963. after all, with all the opportunities that goldfinger had to kill bond, but hey, then neither the book nor the movie would have been possible, eh ? i the book, goldfinger has bond cornered and helpless in switzerland and could have killed him right there, but then hires him instead to help rob fort knox. otherwise, the stories which followed this one could never have been written.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I appreciated that this is a story from a time when being a secret agent wasn’t all about blowing things up.  Because of this the novel was much more interesting and thought provoking.  Fleming does not heedlessly race from scene to scene demolishing everything in his wake, but rather develops his scenes meticulously, both in the foreground and in the background.  By giving us the hows and whys of everything Fleming drew me deeper and deeper into this world. Fleming’s meticulous development is seen in his characters as well.  We go into the story with the assumption that we’ve met Bond before (and in this day in age, who hasn’t, even if just from the movies).  That said, Fleming ensures that we get to know him quite well in this novel.  His mannerisms are so unique and well done that you could pick him out of a crowd anywhere just from a description.  I also appreciated the way that the rest of the cast was presented and developed.  Everything was done gradually, allowing readers the time to get acquainted with the individuals.  I will admit, this is my first foray into the world of 007 (in literary form anyways).  It most definitely will not be my last.  This is a series that should be read in order, but I thoroughly enjoyed this as a standalone none the less.  
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Please bring back to the nook and I would buy them all-- Garrett
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Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming was a very entertaining book. this James Bond novel takes you into acutely-described, and luscious settings. Goldfinger is a very suspenseful and gripping tale about a billionaire gold smuggler, Goldfinger, out to achieve the pinnacle of human endeavor in crime: rob Fort Knox! This book kept me attached and attentive throughout. Goldfinger has many well -developed and interesting characters: Goldfinger, a billionaire with a fetish for gold; Oddjob, Goldfinger's mute and frighteningly powerful chauffer/servant; and the mysterious Pussy Galore. In comparison to the movie, the book is much better. The only fault that the novel Goldfinger might have is that you can sort of follow along with the book and know what will happen if you've seen the movie. But even though I've seen the movie hundreds of times, the book was still a suspenseful and moving expperience.