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PostSubject: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:04 am



Who's in to (re)read The Man With The Golden Gun this December and post thoughts as we read and discuss the book once we're done? Gives us all one and a half months to finish what we're reading/what we want to read before starting Dec 1st. 



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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:14 pm

Count me in.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:10 pm

Great! Let's hope we get a few more.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:32 am

I can give it a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:19 am

I'm currently re-reading it so I'm in for discussing it then.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 am

Excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:08 pm

One of the weakest Fleming novels for me, but I'm happy to revisit it. Might need to wait for my next dose of manflu, but never fear - I'm told by The Grauniad, self-styled journal of record, that colds are on the increase due to Brexit.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:02 am

Isn't everything, down to Brexit?

Shame Fleming wasn't around to see it. Bond's take on it would've been entertaining.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 am

Indeed. His take on the current direction of Bond would have also been entertaining. 

Good to have recruited another for TMWTGG in Dec. Blunty? Salome? Gravity?
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:47 pm

Well, from the last time I read it I seem to recall thinking that the literary Scaramanga was a sight more thuggish than the urbane Mr Lee and that saving the world's sugar crop seemed like somewhat of a comedown for Our Man.

Fleming was running on empty by this stage, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Yes, I'm not averse to going through TMWTGG again, but is there a good reason why we're starting with the last and possibly weakest Bond novel?
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:28 pm

Only because I've been going through them in order and I'm up to TMWTGG. Depending on how successful this is, we can pick the next ones at random. And since it's the weakest, it can only get better in the successive months.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:59 pm

Just under 1 month to go... 

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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:48 pm

That's a great cover!
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:41 am

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That's a great cover!

Indeed. Thanks google.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:34 am

1 week to go to finish your books before we start The Man With The Golden Gun!
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:57 am

I'll have to see, things have been scattered. I'm sure I'll wrap up this sorry excuse of a Clancy novel and then my Hamburg thingy. Then select some appropriate Barry tracks to accompany my reading.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:30 pm

See what you can do. We have the entire month anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:17 am

Who's got a first edition of The Man With The Golden Gun? Does it have the Golden Gun imprint? Worth a mint if it does, I imagine. Mine doesn't. 

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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:56 am

I think you can count me in on this. It's been awhile since I've read The Man With the Golden Gun and I just finished up Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier so I haven't started any other books at the moment. I'll be ready to start on December 1st.
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:06 am

I'll be hitting OHMSS after Golden Gun, tis the season for it and all colgate
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:12 am

Strangways&Quarrel wrote:
I think you can count me in on this. It's been awhile since I've read The Man With the Golden Gun and I just finished up Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier so I haven't started any other books at the moment. I'll be ready to start on December 1st.

Great! I'll be starting my first chapter/s Dec 1st also.

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I'll be hitting OHMSS after Golden Gun, tis the season for it and all 

There's an idea. Wonder how quickly we all can smash out Golden Gun?
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:07 am

FieldsMan wrote:
Who's got a first edition of The Man With The Golden Gun? Does it have the Golden Gun imprint? Worth a mint if it does, I imagine. Mine doesn't. 



Not the easiest on camera that chap, is he?
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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bond and Beyond's Novel Discussion: The Man With The Golden Gun   Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:47 am

FieldsMan wrote:
Strangways&Quarrel wrote:
I think you can count me in on this. It's been awhile since I've read The Man With the Golden Gun and I just finished up Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier so I haven't started any other books at the moment. I'll be ready to start on December 1st.

Great! I'll be starting my first chapter/s Dec 1st also.

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I'll be hitting OHMSS after Golden Gun, tis the season for it and all 

There's an idea. Wonder how quickly we all can smash out Golden Gun?

Personally, what with reading on the bus to/from work, I can finish Golden Gun on the day.

I brought a new copy of OHMSS last December. My 'current' copy, my mum brought me when I went off to uni in 2005 and it got knackered (the copy my Dad gave me, his from the late 60s/early 70s had simply disintegrated). So I figured I'd try doing it every Christmas. The girl in the shop when I brought it, as she said to everyone in the queue, said: "Hope you enjoy it."

If only she knew. I'm sure Fleming dismissed it out of hand compared to his earlier work, but I love it. Not just as I like the film so much but it's there for me.

Anyway. Once I finish my German thing, I'll reach for Golden Gun.
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