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    A 84% | Very Good Notes James Bond dispirited office worker awaits assignment and considers the empty material life his profession affords

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    The two thirty eights roared simultaneouslySo begins Moonraker the third novel by Ian Fleming Published in 1955 it continu

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    For all of you who read my previous James Bond reviews Casino Royale and Live Let Die this four star review will be giving you uite a shockJames Bond is going about his normal life as a Double 0 Operative And I really mean normal He reads boring reports and goes to the shooting range Then he's called into M's office He and M discuss a man who's a current English celebrity Sir Hugo Drax A very rich man who has invested to

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    Moonraker gets fiendish with its plot and villains making this the first of the James Bond books to feel like a James Bond moviePure Cold War spy bliss this book taps into our collective fear of mass annihilation after the successfully brutal bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki A war hero has offered his vast fortune ambition and knowledge to create and construct a missile supposedly capable of defending Britain in cas

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    Rating 4 of fiveYes again I'm rating the 1979 movie not the 1954 book Get over itThe pre credits seuence of this film is the absolute all time best thrill ride in the Bondiverse Seeing it again on the teensy netbook screen was just as thrilling and pulse pounding as it was to see it in the theater 34 years ago A parachuteless Bond flung from a plane chasing a villain with a parachute wresting the parachute from the villain and death to ba

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    The third Bond I am reading and in order So after making ill advised social commentary in his last book Fleming begins to really get into the groove for which we know him best fast action seuences Bond battles against multi millionaire and British national hero Sir Hugo Drax who we discover is actually German but these are the post war years so almost all the villains in all the books that have villains are Germans Fleming taps into our d

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    Why do all the men wear moustaches asked Bond ignoring Drax's uestion Again he had the impression that his uestion had nettled the other manDrax gave one of his short barking laughs My idea he said They're difficult to recognize in those white overalls and with their heads shaved So I told them to all grow moustaches The thing's become uite a fetish Like in the RAF during the war See anything wrong with itOf course not

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    A good James Bond novelIan Fleming first published Moonraker in 1955 and it is the third book featuring his master spy 007 Oddly set in England Bond is almost always sent out of country due to jurisdictional proc

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    I have to say MOONRAKER didn’t have as much action as either of the two previous Bond novels At least at the beginning anyway Sure there wa

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    So far I've given the Bond books I've reviewed 3 stars They walk a sort of thin line They seem to appeal to younger males but have slightly adult content though in todays market they might be thought a bit tamer than they were when published T

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‘For several minutes he stood speechless his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’He’ For all of you who read my previous James Bond reviews Casino Royale and Live Let Die this four star review will be giving you uite a shockJames Bond is going about his normal life as a Double 0 Operative And I really mean normal He reads boring reports and goes to the shooting range Then he s called into M s office He and M discuss a man who s a current English celebrity Sir Hugo Drax A very rich man who has invested tons of money into creating a Moonraker a large rocketthing that will be launched into the sky and from there able to defend England from foreign threats A loud redhead with very bad teeth lots of hair on his face and body and a huge scar on half his face from when he was found injured after WWII He was so injured in fact that little is known about him He doesn t even remember anything before the explosion He got out the hospital and went to work making money becoming a millionaire in 5 years Everyone admires him and is grateful for his gift of the Moonraker to England It s going to be tested in a few daysBond knows M isn t one to chew the fat so he s waiting rather impatiently for M to get to the point This is the point Drax cheats at cards M is worried about this for a few reasons Why would such a wealthy man risk everything by cheating at some lowly card games Also if he gets caught cheating at the super exclusive club he belongs to he will disgrace himself and England So M invites Bond to the ritzy club to beat Drax at his own game so to speakBond elegantly and brutally reduces Drax to nothing earning 15 thousand pounds in the process Drax is angry and humiliated and threatens BondThat night while Bond and Drax are playing at cards two men in Drax s employ on Moonraker are killed in a murder suicide Allegedly over a beautiful woman who is also a secret agent Gala Brand Her full name is Galatea so Gala is pronounced Gah lah M knows that blaming her for the murder suicide is bullsht She is a professional and an agent Even Drax had hit on her repeatedly and she always refused him wearing an engagement ring When he gets too aggressive she s forced to defend herself physically which she is able to do being an agentBond is assigned to take the dead man s place working for Drax Right into the heart of enemy territory What is in Drax s past Why are all his men sporting shaved heads and mustaches Why are they all German Is the Moonraker mission going to be sabotagedThis was a thrilling engaging edge of your seat mystery Fleming leads you along with little tantalizing clues and glimpses of what s REALLY going on with the Moonraker and you are right alongside Gala and Bond as they work together to figure it out before the impending launchJames Bond definitely has a type so far every single Bond girl has been black haired and blue eyedGala Brand is one of the best additions to the book and by far the best Bond girl yet Fleming makes her an agent and he doesn t hesitate to show us how smart capable strong and determined she is Unlike Vesper who was sulky and sullen and Solitaire who was obedient trusting and submissive to Bond Gala really holds her own even against England s most dangerous agent 007 Fleming really hammers home this point by letting Gala narrate 3rd person the story at numerous points This was very exciting to me and also helped me relate to and sympathize with the character in a way I never could with other Bond girls I loved seeing the world through Gala s eyes and seeing her spy plan and figure things out often even before BondBond himself is scads better regarding sexism in this book I can t comment on racism since there are no people in this book except whites I mean he s no liberal woman s rights activist and that s not what I m asking that s not what I expect him to be ALL I ASK from James Bond is that he a sees the woman he s with as a person not a toy or a stupid nuisance and b that he only engages infantasizes about consensual sex and doesn t hurtwant to hurt the Bond girl THAT S IT Those are my only reuirements I m not even asking him to treat a woman as his eual only asking that he consider her a human being with feelings and desires of her own You d think this wouldn t be too much to ask but then again it s James BondANYWAY He is ALMOST perfect in this book He really looks after Gala he wants to protect her When she s in danger he worries about her instead of planning to let her die as he so coldly did with Vesper in Casino Royale He saves Gala s life numerous times often shielding her body with his and taking most of the punishment once during a landslide and once during an explosion He does his best to protect her and save her and keep her from harm He never made any snide angry comments about how useless or weak she was which he often did with Vesper I was very proud of himAnd on Gala s part she is amazing Even Bond admits she s got a great head for numbers Gala impresses Bond with her bravery and intelligence again and again She even comes up with the final plan to save England at the end Bond is going to do something that would save England but kill a lot of people and she s tells him that he expects her to just take orders from him but instead she s got a better plan Bond listens to her He trusts her In the end it s her own plan that saves EnglandThe only times I was angry with Bond and this book didn t get 5 stars because of it 1 Stealing a kiss from Gala even that I could forgive if it had been the only infraction 2 And this is really my main problem Bond wanting to kick Gala as a punishment for get this not flirting with him oO This kind of male entitlement annoys me to no end And after the Isla Vista killings I can t even stand reading about this kind of man who wants to hurt women simply because they are not sexually interested in him If I didn t have enough to worry about from simply being born female now in addition I find myself fretting over turning men down for dates I can t even tell you how awful and scary it is to think that rejecting a guy will lead to him hurtingkilling you My friend asked me the other day How do I reject a guy in a way that he won t murder me and it just BROKE MY HEART For these reasons I could not forgive Bond for thinking this way and if the Isla Vista killings had never happened this might not have affected me so strongly but they are still fresh my mind and the minds of my friendsfamilyBond s relationship with M is explored in this book and it s very touching I was even going Awwwww sometimes when Bond and M were talking to each other Fleming really shows what a strong friendship the two of them have togetherLastly I feel like Fleming did a great job of showing Bond s humanity He doubts himself second guesses himself even berates himself for mistakes in this novel He s human both mentally and physically he takes uite a few beatings in this novel and Fleming does a great job as usual of showing a pretty realistic recovery period and how injuries would affect Bond s fighting abilities I really appreciated this human side of Bond s mind and bodyOverall this is a great book Bond really steps up and improves his behavior Fleming provides us with our first capable love interest and in addition we get a mystery that is fun to try and put together I can only hope that other books in this series continue with these trends I don t want to have to write a 1 star Bond review again BUT I WILL IF I HAVE TO Do you hear me Fleming UPDATE Okay I saw the 1979 film with Roger Moore UmThe only reason to watch this film is to see all the beautiful women in it There are tons of gorgeous women in the movieHowever if you re not attracted to women or you actually want some kind of uality in your movie there s nothing else No cute men no acting abilities and zero plot It s confusing silly and nonsensical Almost a parody of a spy film I do not find Roger Moore attractive in the leastIf you re choosing between the book and film DEFINITELY pick the book It s 100x better

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S a self made millionaire head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating a The third Bond I am reading and in order So after making ill advised social commentary in his last book Fleming begins to really get into the groove for which we know him best fast action seuences Bond battles against multi millionaire and British national hero Sir Hugo Drax who we discover is actually German but these are the post war years so almost all the villains in all the books that have villains are Germans Fleming taps into our desires for wealth and luxury as we get into a card game at the world s most exclusive card club where he of course bests Drax In this the third book it s everything exclusive fine whiskey martins BentleysAlfa Romeos Mercedes Benz the finest weapons all of it and we want all of this vicariously through Bond And of course fine women here represented by Gala Brand who is beautiful of course but also an accomplished scientist It is almost as if Fleming were responding to early critiues of Bond as harshly misogynist as he has Brand actually narrate a couple sections to articulate her resentment that Drax and the other men don t respect her as a scientist because she is a woman And in the end it is Brand that comes up with the scientific solution that saves the day Oh he s still a womanizer and he gets the girl but she also gets him and while he s no feminist he at least is respectful of her mind So this story with it s focus on a great and truly impressive missile launching is about the sudden race to space in the fifties Russia vs well in this case it is Britain instead of the US but with the turn of the story it is also about fears about Germans turning those technological marvels into atomic bombs 35 rounded up because he sticks to what he does best fast action seuences fast car chases big possibly ending life as we know it explosions high stake card games escaping tight places with the girl Fun Now to see the movie again Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals programme and loved by the All Night Long (Nannies, press So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating a The third Bond I am reading and in order So after making ill advised social commentary in his last book Fleming begins to really get into the groove for which we know him best fast action seuences Bond battles against multi millionaire and British national hero Sir Hugo Drax who we discover is actually German but these are the The Freeze-Frame Revolution possibly ending life as we know it explosions high stake card games escaping tight The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 places with the girl Fun Now to see the movie again

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T cards Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventur I have to say MOONRAKER didn t have as much action as either of the two previous Bond novels At least at the beginning anyway Sure there was the consummate card game and torture scene but neither hit as hard or as fast as what happened in CASINO ROYALE But this was certainly an entertaining read even though the female characters seemed to wilt at the first sign of trouble or at least gave the distinct impression of the likelihood of such an occurrenceI know it s too much to ask and it s certainly not going to stop me from reading the rest of said novels but just once I d like to see a woman kick some serious butt in this series I d have to say the closest female so far has been Vesper Lynd and even she had her flaws Gala Brand held a certain amount of intrigue and promise but I felt like the afterburner element was missing from her characterBond does show a bit of his human side in this one by not actually getting the girl being just a mere mortal like the rest of us which does make his character a bit interesting even if said girl Gala does notice his ample charm And he in turn notices her abundant curves Yes these novels might be called fluff but like Bond these novels hold a sophisticated air and charm that isn t easily uantifiable and that s what makes them so gosh darn entertainingCross posted at Robert s Reads