When I was a kid I loved James Bond movies. And I still mostly like new James Bond movies. But as I re-watch old ones the cartoonish villains bug me. Lasers to shoot down rockets, stealing all the gold in Fort Knox, etc. are just a bit silly.
I stumbled on the movie of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service sometime last year and made it through 20 or 30 minutes. The set up is a bit ridiculous. The bad guy has a lair in the Alps where beautiful girls go to get rid of their allergies. James Bond sneaks in find out what is going on.
The movie was a bit silly, but the book was actually the best of the Bond books I have read. And from a story perspective, it seems to be one of the more realistic. It involves bioterrorism, but I won’t reveal the actual story.
This is also the book that is famous for Bond getting married.
As much as I enjoyed it, this is the last of the Bond books I have purchased and I think it is the last I will purchase.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition, Audiobook (Audiobook is discounted to $3.99 with purchase of Kindle Book), also this is a Kindle Lending Library Book
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