A brand new edition of ‘My Name’s Bond, James Bond’: An Ian Fleming Anthology by Simon Winder is slated for release in October 2008.
Originally released in 2000 in the UK and US and then reprinted once more the following year, ‘My Name’s Bond, James Bond’ is a celebration of ‘the greatest of all postwar British fictional icons’.
Literary 007 fans may also recall Winder’s other more recent Bond book, The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond. Click here for the CommanderBond.net interview covering that release.
The new edition of ‘My Name’s Bond, James Bond’: An Ian Fleming Anthology will be published by Penguin Classics and retail for £6.99. It will be released in paperback on 30 October in the UK.
The original blurb for ‘My Name’s Bond, James Bond’: An Ian Fleming Anthology follows:
This book celebrates the greatest of all postwar British fictional icons. For too long the Bond films have overshadowed their literary source – the bizarre, baroque world of Ian Fleming. Full rein is given in this anthology to Fleming’s wonderful creations – the deranged villains, their horrifying associates and their surreal lairs; from Dr. No’s guano island to Blofeld’s Garden of Death. Full attention to is paid to the girls, cars, food, drink and cigarettes consumed by the books’ brutal, resourceful hero. From the first Bond novel, Casino Royale to the last to be fully finished, You Only Live Twice, there is an extraordinary zest and ingenuity to Fleming’s imagination and My Name’s Bond… allows readers to see perhaps as never before the author’s remarkable abilities. He was, above all, a creator of great set pieces and it is these that are surely at the root of the films’ great and lasting success.
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