Some nasty punks love calling Ian Fleming names. The worldwide fame and popularity of the creator of 007 has not stopped people from describing him as a misogynist snob, reactionary, and racist pig of the worst kind. But one wonders whether Mr. Fleming could have delivered such a cool cocktail of action, humor, badassery, boobs, and villains if he were a really nice fella.
Dr. No is a classic bond thriller. The antagonist has become a legend and helped Bond to reinforce his position as a lethal secret agent. Set in Jamaica, this action packed novel has a flame throwing dragon, sadistic henchmen, a mesmerizing seashell-hunting chick in a bikini, a giant squid and of course, the heavy weight, psychotic villain himself. Fleming introduces us with a more human Bond than we get to see in the movies. With his direct and fluid style, he makes the book an engrossing read.
A delicious meal for readers who like Jason Bourne kind of stuff.