1. Charlie Higson's top ten James Bond books

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-07-13

    The Young Bond Dossier alerts us to a rather fun new update on from author Charlie Higson.

    As part of Amazon’s Author’s Choice series, the Young Bond creator has compiled together a listing of his top ten James Bond novels and related books.

    The majority of the titles listed are original Ian Fleming adventures, but also included are Henry Chancellor’s James Bond: The Man and His World – The Official Companion to Ian Fleming’s Creation, Ben McIntyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond as well as the 2008 centenary novel by Sebastian Faulks, Devil May Care.

    Higson’s first book listed is Fleming’s From Russia with Love, for which he provided the introduction for in the 2006 UK paperback reprint…

    Ian Fleming's 'From Russia with Love'

    Ian Fleming’s From Russia with Love

    The extraordinary thing about Fleming is just how readable his books still are today. He puts most other thriller writers to shame. This was the first Bond novel I ever read. And by chance I happened to start with the best written of them. Fleming put everything he had into this, fully expecting it to be his last Bond effort. In fact it turned out to be the book that finally catapulted Bond into the stratosphere.

    Charlie Higson

    To check out his entire listing, click here.

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