Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

007, the Complete James Bond Short Stories

Book - 2008
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Many of Ian Fleming?s short stories have been the inspiration for the extremely successful James Bond film franchise, and included in this collection are such stories as Octopussy, The Living Daylights , and For Your Eyes Only . The title story, Quantum of Solace , lends its name to the upcoming James Bond film, slated to release in Fall 2008. This collection will be published to coincide with the film?s release, as well as to continue Penguin?s centenary celebrations of Fleming?s birth.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780143114581
0143114581
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 20 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 17, 2015

Re-released to coincide with the new Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" collects all of Fleming's short Bond stories, previous found in "Octopussy" and "For Your Eyes Only." The oddly titled "Quantum of Solace" is a dull, uninspired story that only shares a title with the film. In fact, many of the stories simply provided titles ("Octopussy," "A View to a Kill") for the films, rather than plots. While it is convenient to have them all in one volume, none are particularly notable and many are outright boring. The completist will be pleased, while the casual reader may want to stick with earlier novels such as "Dr. No" and "Live and Let Die." What is a quantum, by the way?

PimaLib_WilliamB May 07, 2015

A couple of the stories in here became the inspiration for a few of the Roger Moore/Timothy Dalton movies. There's a few titles in here such as "Risico" and a recipe for James Bond's favorite recipe with eggs, in which Bond goes to New York City. A couple of these stories could have been made into full length books.

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GSwanLibrary
Dec 24, 2014

One of the finest collections of short stories that I've ever read! I couldn't put it down. I was actually hesitant at first to check this out because I wasn't sure if this would seem too dated as it was written 60 years ago before cell phones and email and such- but the slightly older technology really only seems wonky once or twice- and it wasn't distracting.
Some of the stories are action packed, whilst some are slower paced stories with a very satisfying hook or twist at the end. There's a little bit of everything for every kind of reader here.

Definitely not a book for children though- there is certainly some adult content here.

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Feb 12, 2015

GSwanLibrary thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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