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