Vivienne Michel is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers-the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful, but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her.
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About the Author
Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was born in London and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.
Pike was born in London to a classical violinist mother and opera singer father. She traveled throughout Europe during her early childhood and now speaks fluent German and French. As an actress she has appeared in a number of films and television series, including Wives and Daughters, An Education, Jack Reacher, and the Bond film Die
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
James Bond doesn't even appear till halfway thru this potboiler style book, but it's still a great read. Fleming was flexing his muscles a little here, getting out of the casinos and the glitzy Euro settings...it works...
IF YOUR LOOKING FOR THE STORY TOLD IN THE MOVIE DON'T GO HERE, BUT IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A STORY ABOUT BOND NOT YET MASSACRED, LOOK HERE.WHEN THEY MADE THE MOVIES IAN FLEMMING ORDERED THAT THEY NOT MAKE A MOVIE OF THIS ONE,SO THEY ONLY TOOK THE TITLE. THE STORY IS TOLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLEGE GIRL WHO MEETS BOND AT A MOTEL WHERE SHE GOT A JOB TO RAISE MONEY FOR HER CROSS COUNTRY TRIP. THE ONLY REASON I DIDN'T GIVE IT 5 STARS IS BECAUSE THE FIRST HALF OF THE STORY IS ABOUT HER BORING SOAP OPERA LOVE LIFE IN ENGLAND, WHICH CONTAINS NOTHING ABOUT BOND. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE COVER, THERE IS NOTHING TOO SEXUAL IN THE BOOK AND IT DESERVES A PG TO PG-13 RATING. I DID NOT MEAN TO OFFEND OR WARD OFF THE MOVIE BUFFS EITHER. YOU'LL FIND THE INSPIRATIONS FOR THE ASSASINS JAWS AND SANDOR HERE. I'D ALSO RECOMEND FOR YOUR EYES ONLY WHICH IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES CONTAINING THREE UN-HOLLYWOODIZED STORIES. I HEAR THERE IS ANOTHER COLLECTION OF 007 SHORT STORIES ENTITILED THRILLING CITIES, BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS IN PRINT ANYMORE.
Oh, Mr. Fleming. This was a very very new low for you. I love you and all, but where was James Bond in this book? I'll tell you where James Bond was. James Bond was making animalistic love to some girl in the shower. I read these books for the espionage, not so that I can read the "erotic romance" so to speak. I don't mind it - don't get me wrong - but a whole book about it fell quite quite short.
Please bring back to the nook, please - Garrett-
I am not sure if this book would be interesting to an educated adult. However, since my high school son was supposed to read it for a school assignment, I read it first because I know what a sexist pig James Bond really is. And, yes, he (and his creator, Ian Flemming) is a sexist pig. However, if you go in to the book knowing that---or if you make that one of the discussion topics after you read the book--- you can actually read the book, enjoy the better parts of the plot, and then come up with some really great examples of how not to treat women. So, for a women's studies class, a religion class, an ethics class, a sociology class, a deviant behavior class (the list could go on and on)this is actually a wonderful book. That is why I gave it such a high rating. If you were to read it and not discuss the treatment of women in it, that would, I believe, reflect very badly on your intellect.