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Author:
Ian Fleming
ISBN13:
978-0141188744
ISBN:
014118874X
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Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (2006)
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Octopussy & the Living Daylights, . Part of James Bond series by Ian Fleming. Put him in the living room and say I won't be a moment. And he went round the back way into his bedroom and put on a white bush shirt and trousers and brushed his hair.

Octopussy & the Living Daylights, . Government House! Now what the hell? As soon as he had walked through into the living room and seen the tall man in the dark blue tropical suit standing at the picture window looking out to sea, Major Smythe had somehow sensed bad news.

Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming in the Bond series. The book is a collection of short stories published posthumously in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape on 23 June 1966.

Ian Fleming passed away in 1964 and Octopussy and The Living Daylights was published posthumously in 1966 after .

Ian Fleming passed away in 1964 and Octopussy and The Living Daylights was published posthumously in 1966 after Fleming had taken the world by storm, introducing us to his master spy James Bond. The 14th and final Bond book by originator Fleming, this follows the 1960 publication of For Your Eyes Only as a collection of short stories. What readers of the Bond stories will discern as compared to the popular films is the greater depth of characterization.

The Living Daylights. The Property of a Lady. And, when the man had turned slowly toward him and looked at him with watchful, serious gray-blue eyes, he had known that this was officialdom, and when his cheery smile was not returned, inimical officialdom.

About the AuthorIan Fleming (1908–1964), creator of the world’s best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (S. Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming’s experiences as an intelligence officer.

Octopussy & the Living Daylights. Author : Ian Fleming. Genres : Thriller, Adventure. Series : James Bond Published : June 23rd 1966.

The stories were first published in different publications. As this book was released two years after Fleming's death, it's almost an attempt to right a serious wrong for Bond fans who may have felt a bit betrayed by the lack of quality in Golden Gun. While on the slim side, this is still classic Fleming that leaves you wondering how far he had planned to take the character or even if there are any unpublished plots lingering in a vault somewhere waiting to be discovered.

Short Story - Film - Soundtrack - Song - Characters. Short Story - Film - Soundtrack - Song - Game - Characters. Octopussy and The Living Daylights is a collection of James Bond short stories by Ian Fleming, published posthumously in the United Kingdom and the United States by Glidrose Productions, in 1966, as a postscript to his James Bond canon. Before his death, Ian Fleming reportedly had intended to compile a second book of short stories in the same vein as For Your Eyes Only.

Ian was the younger brother of travel writer Peter Fleming and the older . Fleming Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights. was going to be bad news, dirty work.

Ian was the younger brother of travel writer Peter Fleming and the older brother of Michael and Richard Fleming (1910–77). He also had an illegitimate half-sister, the cellist Amaryllis Fleming. Fleming was a bibliophile who collected a library of books that had, in his opinion, "started something", and therefore were significant in the history of western civilization. He concentrated on science and technology, . On the Origin of Species", but also included other significant works ranging from "Mein Kampf" to "Scouting for Boys".

  • Octopussy and The Living Daylights is a short story collection by Ian Fleming. It was collected and published after Fleming's death. The book is very short and only contains four stories. "Octopussy" Is a story about a former British officer who is now in retirement. All seems to be well until a man named Bond shows up and exposes an old crime. "The Living Daylights" has Bond using his skills as a sniper to protect a spy who is trying to escape from East Berlin. In "Property of a Lady" Bond has to trap a mole inside the office. Finally in "007 in New York" Bond spends an evening in the Big Apple.

    The stories are short and are not exactly his best work. Fleming was a great writer of novels. His novels were never long, almost all coming in at under 200 pages. Somehow that format better fits his style. "Octopussy" is an interesting morality tale of murder and greed. "The Living Daylights" is an interesting story because it shows Bond at odds with his duties as a 00 agent. The other two stories are below par for Fleming's work. Overall the two title stories are alright. If you want to own all of Fleming's Bond Books then you will need to get this book. Don't make it your first Bond book though.

  • "Octopussy and The Living Daylights" was published after Ian Fleming's death. The book originally contained just two stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights", with later editions also carrying "The Property of a Lady" and eventually including "007 in New York". The stories were first published in different publications. "Octopussy" was first serialized in the Daily Express in 1965. "The Living Daylights" first appeared in The Sunday Times in 1962. "The Property of a Lady" was published in 1963 in The Ivory Hammer. "007 in New York" first appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in 1963. I bought "Octopussy and The Living Daylights" to complete the series of Ian Fleming's 14 'Bond' books. These short stories are good, but not his best work. I feel that the collection of short stories tied together in his "For Your Eyes Only" are better. Please note that this is only my opinion, and should not dissuade anyone from purchasing it. I'm sorry that Ian Fleming didn't live longer to write more of his beloved 'James Bond' adventures.

  • It's really sad and disappointing that Ian Fleming's final novel in the James Bond series, The Man with the Golden Gun, seems rushed off and incomplete, with a dirty and violent quality that is almost atypical of his previous books. He embodied them with vivid, real descriptions of the locations that put the reader right in the center of the action. Golden Gun lacked them a lot.

    This final book, a series of four previously unreleased short stories that were written in the years prior to Fleming's death, returns Bond to true form, with vivid back stories, real locations, and tight plots that, while brief, still fall into the 007 spirit.

    The first tale, Octopussy, finds Bond in Jamaica again, this time with orders to bring in a former British military officer for killing a German sympathizer and harboring his gold. (This tale bears absolutely zero resemblance to the cheesy 1983 Roger Moore movie of the same name.) The second, The Property of a Lady, has Bond attempting to locate a party interested in buying a Faberge egg.

    In The Living Daylights, Bond must travel to Germany and stop a hit man from taking out a Service agent... only to give Bond a real dilemma in his heart. (This tale translated quite well to screen in the opening moments of the Timothy Dalton film of the same name.) Finally, 007 in New York is, well, 007 in, well, New York, locating a fellow agent who has apparently been sleeping with the enemy. It's less about the mission and more about the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. (And you even get a recipe for scrambled eggs, Bond style! Hope you have a big appetite!)

    As this book was released two years after Fleming's death, it's almost an attempt to right a serious wrong for Bond fans who may have felt a bit betrayed by the lack of quality in Golden Gun. While on the slim side, this is still classic Fleming that leaves you wondering how far he had planned to take the character or even if there are any unpublished plots lingering in a vault somewhere waiting to be discovered.

  • Really, the only thing keeping this book from being 5 stars is the short story 007 in New York. The other ones have a clear focus and conflict being worked through. And the stories are quick reads. 007 in New York just appears to exist, not really offering much in terms of story, conflict, or anything else to justify itself, at least in comparison to the rest.

  • As much as I love these, they have some nerve publishing this 93 page book by itself and charging $15 for it. They could have bundled some of these shorter books together into an omnibus, but don’t let that sour you, these stories are great and worth paying for.

    This book compiles four stories, Octopussy, The Property of a Lady, The Living Daylights, and 007 in New York (worst title ever?). As fans know, almost none of these stories bear any resemblance to the movies of the same name, not like you would expect anyway. The Property of a Lady was transformed into a scene within Octopussy, whereas the events of the Octopussy short were left out of the movie entirely. The Living Daylights short story comprises only part of the beginning of the film. And 007 in New York I don’t recognize from any movie and weirdly contains a recipe for James Bond Scrambled Eggs (seriously).

    Sadly, this is the last Bond book that Fleming wrote, and while it’s nowhere near as good as Casino Royale, it’s still a fine book which I will treasure and enjoy forever.

  • "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights" and "Property of a Lady" are pure Ian Fleming. They are rich in detail, flavorful prose, wit, charm and Fleming's wry sense of humor and irony. These are the last great James Bond adventures from the pen of Ian Fleming and I love them. THis particular book has always been a favorite. Savor these last words.