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The Man with the Golden Gun

Bond may have a license to kill but “Pistols” Scaramanga has a talent for it He’s a KGB trained assassin who’s left a trail of dead British Secret Service agents in his wake His weapon of choice A gold plated Colt45In the aftermath of his brainwashing by the Soviets Bond i Rating 3 of fiveI felt generous The 1974 film which is what I m rating is or less a 2 star experience Oh me oh myan AMC Hornet an AMC Matador Simon TemplarI mean Roger Moorewearing loser suitsI mean leisure suitsand the most horrendously offensive Southern stereotype sheriff in the history of moviemaking adds up to some seriously noxious stuff Then there s the damnfool idiot chop socky pandering and the concomitant Oriental stereotypesughMaud Adams is GORGEOUS She s just luminous in or out of her clothes Tattoo from Fantasy Island is the houseboy to the baddie resulting in a regrettable lack of hunky blond henchrats for me to ogle Britt Ekland Peter Sellers ex plays the stupidest secret agent imaginable who manages to get herself locked in the trunk of the baddies FLYING AMC MATADOR oh dear goddesses please keep my dinner down with the macguffin in her handbag which she hasn t had the common sense to dropwell it s ridiculous even for a Bond movieThe ending isit sepic Titanic So awful so ridiculous so completelyIwords do not exist yet for the sensation of revolted horrified amused aesthetically affrontedwell The title tune is sung by Lulu I do not know why they chose this singer or this tune It s just awful Hideous I didn t lke 1974 the first time around and I don t like it any better this time Oh waitBond s Bangkok hotel room was way cool turuoise shantung walls and marvelous decorative accessories and wonderful closetsyou see where my mind was The story which doesn t resemble the novel too terrible much sure as hell wasn t doin it

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Son drug smuggling and industrial sabotage Worst of all for Bond Scaramanga has a golden bullet inscribed with the numbers 007 and he’s eager to put it to useUnder the heat of the Caribbean sun Bond faces a seemingly impossible task win a duel against the Man with the Golden Gun English author Ian Fleming had a very systematic and orderly routine that he employed in the creation of his 14 James Bond books 12 novels plus two collections of short stories Each winter he would vacation at his Goldeneye retreat at Oracabessa on the north shore of Jamaica and write a bit each day reportedly around 2000 words As revealed in Raymond Benson s James Bond Bedside Companion Fleming would start the day with a swim and breakfast followed by a few hours of work and then lunch after which he took a nap and then wrote for another hour or so He would write very uickly which partially accounts for the fast moving nature of his thrillers and only after a first draft was finished would he go back revise and insert the copious details that are a hallmark of the series the plethora of convincing minutiae that gave his tales such an air of verisimilitude the so called Fleming effect But what would have happened if one of his tales was released without that later revision and the addition of all those trademark details Well such was exactly the case with the final 007 novel The Man With the Golden Gun Written by Fleming in the winter of 1964 the initial manuscript was still in its incomplete state when the author died on August 12th of that year at the age of 56 The publisher Jonathan Cape released the hardcover edition of Fleming s unfinished work in April 65 to middling reviews but huge sales Benson who I greatly respect and admire has deemed the book the weakest novel in the series and he may well be right Still lesser Fleming as it turns out is still mighty good enough The book picks up around a year after the events of the previous Bond novel 1964 s You Only Live Twice at the end of which Bond had become an amnesiac living in a Japanese fishing village and venturing to Vladivostok to search for his identity In Golden Gun s memorable opening so memorable indeed that this reader clearly recalled it from an initial reading over 40 years earlier a brainwashed Bond returns to London and attempts to assassinate his boss M with a cyanide pistol He fortunately fails in this attempt is deprogrammed by the British Secret Service and then sent on a seemingly impossible mission as a means of determining whether he s still got it His task to track down and exterminate the Spanish criminalhitman Francisco Scaramanga currently working for the Castro government in Cuba and responsible for the deaths of many British agents Bond tracks his uarry to a brothel in Jamaica Fleming knew the island well of course and had previously used it as a setting in Live and Let Die and Dr No as well as in the short stories For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy and manages to get hired by the gunman as a personal assistant of sorts It seems that the hitman has convened a small gathering of hoods including representatives of the Mafia and KGB at a hotel that they are financing and erecting near Negril and that Bond will be responsible for the entertainments at that bash It is difficult to deny Benson s assertion that the plot in this final book is thin that the climactic battle between 007 and his adversary is not as exciting as it could have been that Scaramanga makes some illogical decisions and that the sections dealing with Bond s attack on M and subseuent rehabilitation are too brief Still I would disagree with Benson when he says that Bond is robotlike in this novel and that Scaramanga is hardly adeuate for a Bond villain Indeed there are numerous instances in which we are given a glimpse at 007 s thought processes and in which he displays a distinct empathetic and feeling persona Witness how decently he treats Tiffy in that Savannah La Mar brothel and the fact that he cannot bring himself to shoot Scaramanga twice in cold blood And as for Scaramanga he may make some slips during the course of the book such as hiring not only Bond but also Bond s CIA buddy Felix Leiter to work at his weekend shindig but his conversations with the KGB agent Hendriks regarding such matters as sugar plantation sabotage drug smuggling prostitution and high finance reveal him to be a man of no small intellect While reading the book I couldn t help thinking that a better person to play Scaramanga on screen would have been the great character actor Dan Duryea who sadly passed away six years before the film s 1974 release The film the weakest of the 23 to date for this viewer completely jettisoned the novel s plot in favor of a Far East setting and solex agitator sci fi story line Christopher Lee may have been a cousin of Fleming s and certainly brings a lot of class to any production he appears in but Duryea surely would have captured Scaramanga better as Fleming depicts him nasty snide and foul mouthed Okay bimboDon t bust your stays getting through the window he says to Bond s secretary Mary Goodnight in one suspenseful seuence The Man With the Golden Gun is interesting in that it finally reveals to the reader the real name of M updates us on the fate of Dr No s Honey Ryder tells us that the name of Bond s cover employer has been changed from Universal Exports to Transworld Consortium and concludes with Bond being offered a knighthood which he declines It also features the least sex of any of the Bond novels none as a matter of fact although Goodnight s offer to care for the wounded 007 at the book s tail end can easily be seen as a romantic promise The action in the book is limited as well the assassination attempt a gun battle aboard a moving train and Bond and Scaramanga facing off in a deserted swamp Still the book is consistently suspenseful at least I found it to be so and fast moving And if all that great wealth of detail usually to be found in a Bond novel is largely absent here well there is still plenty enough On Her Majesty s Secret Service for example had sent me scurrying to the atlas and Interwebs to look up 285 references the book in uestion a mere 112 Mary doesn t just wear a blouse but a white tussore shirt Fleming always was an elegant writer and he surely is here too and yet he unfortunately manages to use the word mock twice in two consecutive paragraphs mock English and mock boisterous references Wilton carpets twice in two different abodes and even gets one of his Caribbean facts wrong Pitch Lake is in western Trinidad not eastern Still he is capable of some wonderful foreshadowing such as when Tiffy uses the expression kill two birds with the same stone just minutes before Scaramanga shoots two Jamaican grackles in her presence and giving us some cool tough talk practically everything that Scaramanga utters to Bond not to mention my favorite line in the book as spoken by one particularly nasty Rasta to 007 Rass man Ah doan talk wid buckra I urge you to read the book for the translation The Man With the Golden Gun may have ended this classic series on a weak note but the book itself winds up with some wonderful summations of the Bond character as Leiter cogently tells the agent Pest controlIt s what you were put into the world for and Bond later dwells on how domesticity for him would always pall Ringing down the curtain on fiction s most famous secret agent Fleming s final effort may not be his best but it sure was good enough for this reader One can only wonder how much better this work might have been had time allowed its author to embellish it with his patented Fleming effect Timelines of American Literature the numbers 007 and he’s eager Architecture in Formation to put it Great Powers, Small Wars to useUnder A Bloodless Victory the heat of Epiphany the Caribbean sun Bond faces a seemingly impossible Unplanned Parenthood task win a duel against The Cloak of Aphrodite the Man with Russian Eurasianism the Golden Gun English author Ian Fleming had a very systematic and orderly routine Betsy Bonaparte that he employed in American Hieroglyphics the creation of his 14 James Bond books 12 novels plus Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families two collections of short stories Each winter he would vacation at his Goldeneye retreat at Oracabessa on Betsy Bonaparte the north shore of Jamaica and write a bit each day reportedly around 2000 words As revealed in Raymond Benson s James Bond Bedside Companion Fleming would start Interactions the day with a swim and breakfast followed by a few hours of work and Critical Communication Studies then lunch after which he The Big Vote took a nap and Gender and Firearms then wrote for another hour or so He would write very uickly which partially accounts for Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist the fast moving nature of his Defining Shinto thrillers and only after a first draft was finished would he go back revise and insert Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems the copious details Stable Witch (Saddle Club, that are a hallmark of White Separatism and the Politics of the American Extreme Right the series The Reign of Stephen the plethora of convincing minutiae Aliens that gave his Aliens tales such an air of verisimilitude Not a Nickel to Spare the so called Fleming effect But what would have happened if one of his A Journey Through the Last Dance tales was released without The Last Dance that later revision and No Go the Bogeyman the addition of all Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia those Luke Banderloft and The McFarven Pirates trademark details Well such was exactly A Story of Yhwh the case with Dominion the final 007 novel The Man With The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory the Golden Gun Written by Fleming in Men Speak Out the winter of 1964 The Luminaries the initial manuscript was still in its incomplete state when Educating Intuition the author died on August 12th of Poor Economics that year at Anglo-Saxon Emotions the age of 56 The publisher Jonathan Cape released The Thin Red Line the hardcover edition of Fleming s unfinished work in April 65 Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, to middling reviews but huge sales Benson who I greatly respect and admire has deemed Biggles Defies the Swastika the book The Outlandish Companion the weakest novel in Scream If You Want to Go Faster the series and he may well be right Still lesser Fleming as it Fathers and Forefathers turns out is still mighty good enough The book picks up around a year after The Dinner Lady the events of False Pretences the previous Bond novel 1964 s You Only Live Twice at Flesh and Blood the end of which Bond had become an amnesiac living in a Japanese fishing village and venturing Miss Gomez and the Brethren to Vladivostok False Step to search for his identity In Golden Gun s memorable opening so memorable indeed Digital Minimalism that Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man this reader clearly recalled it from an initial reading over 40 years earlier a brainwashed Bond returns Slummy Mummy to London and attempts Boardwalk Empire to assassinate his boss M with a cyanide pistol He fortunately fails in Magic Tree House this attempt is deprogrammed by Popinjay Stairs the British Secret Service and Fire with Fire then sent on a seemingly impossible mission as a means of determining whether he s still got it His The Pretender task A Battle Won to Sunjata track down and exterminate Secret Agent Mummy (Secret Agent Mummy, the Spanish criminalhitman Francisco Scaramanga currently working for geoff, buda ve ben the Castro government in Cuba and responsible for Perky the deaths of many British agents Bond Spinning Jenny tracks his uarry A Saucerful of Secrets to a brothel in Jamaica Fleming knew Rayleigh Through Time the island well of course and had previously used it as a setting in Live and Let Die and Dr No as well as in Wannabe in my Gang? the short stories For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy and manages Dive in the Sun to get hired by The Genius of Birds the gunman as a personal assistant of sorts It seems Wild Things that Biggles Flies East the hitman has convened a small gathering of hoods including representatives of Letters to Chloe the Mafia and KGB at a hotel Ford County that Johannes Cabal the Necromancer they are financing and erecting near Negril and Academia Obscura that Bond will be responsible for Bloot slaat dood the entertainments at Wide-Eyed and Legless that bash It is difficult Il rogo di Berlino to deny Benson s assertion Conquest (Making of England, that The Team the plot in Beatrix Potters Letters this final book is Fleishman Is in Trouble thin The Rain-Soaked Bride that The Nightingale Girls (Nightingales 1) the climactic battle between 007 and his adversary is not as exciting as it could have been Clever Girl that Scaramanga makes some illogical decisions and Lost Empress that A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi the sections dealing with Bond s attack on M and subseuent rehabilitation are The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, too brief Still I would disagree with Benson when he says Schlump that Bond is robotlike in The Prodigys Cousin this novel and The Demons of Ghent (Forbidden Spaces, that Scaramanga is hardly adeuate for a Bond villain Indeed Pleins feux sur le tutu (San-Antonio there are numerous instances in which we are given a glimpse at 007 s Bogwoppit thought processes and in which he displays a distinct empathetic and feeling persona Witness how decently he Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life treats Tiffy in Dip that Savannah La Mar brothel and The Day Louis Got Eaten the fact Measuring Time that he cannot bring himself Jerusalem to shoot Scaramanga Bound to Submit twice in cold blood And as for Scaramanga he may make some slips during Oil on Water the course of Officer, Nurse, Woman the book such as hiring not only Bond but also Bond s CIA buddy Felix Leiter Ghostwalk to work at his weekend shindig but his conversations with Angel Be Good the KGB agent Hendriks regarding such matters as sugar plantation sabotage drug smuggling prostitution and high finance reveal him Stepping Stone and Love Machine to be a man of no small intellect While reading Life is a Dream the book I couldn უხილავი ქალაქები t help Amberville (Mollisan Town Quartet, thinking Summer Horse (Saddle Club, that a better person Zuckerman Unbound to play Scaramanga on screen would have been Ténébreux samedi the great character actor Dan Duryea who sadly passed away six years before The Mark of Cain (Long Lankin, the film s 1974 release The film Every Pretty Thing (Darby McCormick, the weakest of Forgiving Keven the 23 Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) to date for Escape this viewer completely jettisoned The Nativity the novel s plot in favor of a Far East setting and solex agitator sci fi story line Christopher Lee may have been a cousin of Fleming s and certainly brings a lot of class Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine, to any production he appears in but Duryea surely would have captured Scaramanga better as Fleming depicts him nasty snide and foul mouthed Okay bimboDon Forsaking All Others t bust your stays getting Command Authority through The Warburgs the window he says Reunion to Bond s secretary Mary Goodnight in one suspenseful seuence The Man With Reheated Cabbage the Golden Gun is interesting in Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids that it finally reveals The Friend Zone to No Mean Glasgow the reader Going Too Far/The Old Girl Network the real name of M updates us on Three by Atiq Rahimi the fate of Dr No s Honey Ryder Brute Force (Nick Stone, tells us Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again that Dying For Christmas the name of Bond s cover employer has been changed from Universal Exports Landscape With Chainsaw to Transworld Consortium and concludes with Bond being offered a knighthood which he declines It also features Compact City Series the least sex of any of The Devils Scribe (The Taker, the Bond novels none as a matter of fact although Goodnight s offer A Nest of Vipers to care for Frog is Sad the wounded 007 at A Season Of Ghosts the book s Holacracy tail end can easily be seen as a romantic promise The action in Driftwood. Cathy Cassidy the book is limited as well Gridlock (Ryan Lock, the assassination attempt a gun battle aboard a moving Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Your Daughter train and Bond and Scaramanga facing off in a deserted swamp Still An Extraordinary Time the book is consistently suspenseful at least I found it Service With a Smile to be so and fast moving And if all A House in Fez that great wealth of detail usually Almost the Equinox to be found in a Bond novel is largely absent here well In Flanders Fields there is still plenty enough On Her Majesty s Secret Service for example had sent me scurrying Sucking Eggs to A Dubious Legacy the atlas and Interwebs Lee Raven, Boy Thief to look up 285 references Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes the book in uestion a mere 112 Mary doesn Third Shift (Shift, t just wear a blouse but a white The Matter Of Wales tussore shirt Fleming always was an elegant writer and he surely is here Obabakoak Oder Das Gänsespiel too and yet he unfortunately manages Fairytale Food to use Weekend Warrior the word mock The Mennyms (Mennyms, twice in A Christmas Party two consecutive paragraphs mock English and mock boisterous references Wilton carpets Get Me Out of Here twice in Tender at the Bone two different abodes and even gets one of his Caribbean facts wrong Pitch Lake is in western Trinidad not eastern Still he is capable of some wonderful foreshadowing such as when Tiffy uses Selected Short Stories of John OHara the expression kill Forgotten Voices Desert Victory two birds with Bluebeards Egg the same stone just minutes before Scaramanga shoots Intimate Strangers two Jamaican grackles in her presence and giving us some cool Deadlock tough The Paper Trail talk practically everything How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper that Scaramanga utters Three Plays to Bond not Widows Walk (Spenser, to mention my favorite line in The Fate of the Tearling the book as spoken by one particularly nasty Rasta The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, to 007 Rass man Ah doan Dull Men of Great Britain talk wid buckra I urge you Take Me with You to read A Nurses Duty the book for A Grant County Collection the Heaven translation The Man With Death of a Salaryman the Golden Gun may have ended Unidentified Poetic Object this classic series on a weak note but Love Hurts the book itself winds up with some wonderful summations of Henry en June the Bond character as Leiter cogently The Big Questions tells A Splash of Magic (Magic Bunny, the agent Pest controlIt s what you were put into Dead Woman Walking the world for and Bond later dwells on how domesticity for him would always pall Ringing down Bunchy the curtain on fiction s most famous secret agent Fleming s final effort may not be his best but it sure was good enough for Il cane nero this reader One can only wonder how much better Under the Net this work might have been had Stripped time allowed its author On the Bare to embellish it with his patented Fleming effect

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S given one last chance to win back M’s trust terminate Scaramanga before he strikes MI6 again Traveling to Jamaica under an assumed name Bond manages to infiltrate Scaramanga’s organization and soon discovers that the hit man’s criminal ambitions have expanded to include ar James Bond knew that he was not only disobeying orders or at best dodging them but also being a bloody foolI feel like the spark has gone out of this series Ever since view spoilerTracy was murdered at the end of On Her Majesty s Secret Service hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “The Man with the Golden Gun

  1. says:

    B 71% | Satisfactory Notes James Bond infiltrates an evil corporate retreat and suffers from a bout of Why Don't You Just Shoot Him disease

  2. says:

    Rating 3 of fiveI felt generous The 1974 film which is what I'm rating is or less a 2 star experience Oh me oh myan AMC Hornet an AMC Matador Simon TemplarI mean Roger Moorewearing loser suitsI mean leisure suitsand the most horrendously offensive Southern stereotype sheriff in the history of moviemaking adds up to some seriously noxious stuff Then there's the damnfool idiot chop socky pandering and the concomitant Orien

  3. says:

    Just an okay Bond book Shorter so a uick readThis book is late in the Ian Fleming Bond timeline so this Bond shows a bit of age some wear and tear and is not uite as invincible as you would expectAlso if you are familiar with this t

  4. says:

    James Bond knew that he was not only disobeying orders or at best dodging them but also being a bloody foolI feel like the spark has gone out of this series Ever since view spoilerTracy was murdered at the end of On Her Majesty's Secr

  5. says:

    Ian Fleming’s James Bond series has been up to now written with a Clint Eastwood terseness of expression interspersed often with existential emo angst Although the thirteenth novel 'The Man with the Golden Gun' published under Fleming’s name is posthumous it is based on a draft manuscript found after Flemi

  6. says:

    A close cousin of the adventure story is the western This concept comes across strong in this last Bond novel completed du

  7. says:

    M’ s voice was gruff ‘007 was a sick man Not responsible for his actions If one can brainwash a man presumably one can un brainwash him If a

  8. says:

    The past could be forgiven but not forgotten – except with the passage of time Ian Fleming The Man with the Golden GunI can't really call this an unfinished novel It was finished just not by Ian Fleming He wrote the first draft and died So this obviously is the last James Bond novel I'm not enough of a Ian Fleming fan to

  9. says:

    English author Ian Fleming had a very systematic and orderly routine that he employed in the creation of his 14 James Bond

  10. says:

    Oh dearI mentioned in my last review that the Bond movies are often loosely based on the Ian Fleming novels I believe the movie for this one took the title of the book annnnd that's about itThat's not true Of course James Bond was in both the book and the movie SillyAnd the villain Scaramanga he was in both too And okay Bond's secretary Mary Goodnight she had some big parts in bothBut here watch the original

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