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Book Reviews of Casino Royale (James Bond)

Casino Royale (James Bond)
Casino Royale - James Bond
Author: Ian Fleming
ISBN-13: 9780143037668
ISBN-10: 0143037668
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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perryfran avatar reviewed Casino Royale (James Bond) on + 1197 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first in the James Bond series by Fleming and I thought it was quite entertaining. I read several Bond books back in the 60s and 70s and remember enjoying them all but I don't think I ever read Casino Royale. In this book, Fleming defines his Bond character along with the Soviet SMERSH organization, the British secret service (including M and Q) and the rules of baccarat. The plot of the story is pretty straight forward: Bond is sent to play baccarat with a soviet agent, Le Chiffre, who is in financial trouble. If Bond can outlast Le Chiffre and take his money, Le Chiffre will be in trouble with the Soviets and SMERSH. Along the way Bond is captured and brutally tortured in a way that could affect his manhood and of course he falls in love. I would recommend this one.
AimeeM avatar reviewed Casino Royale (James Bond) on + 124 more book reviews
High-tension, suspense, unexpected thrills, extraordinary danger!
The original 007 will always be the best.
reviewed Casino Royale (James Bond) on + 27 more book reviews
The first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming - It's a very good read.
jeffp avatar reviewed Casino Royale (James Bond) on + 201 more book reviews
A reasonable, but dated, Bond book. It's interesting to compare it with the recent movie. I think the movie is actually better, but this is the first Bond novel, and it sets the stage for what comes later.