Wednesday 23 September 2020

From Russia With Love (James Bond 007) by Ian Fleming - A Review

From Russia With Love is Ian Fleming's fifth James Bond novel and it was published in 1957. 

I am slowly making my way through  the James Bond novels by the incredible Ian Fleming. This one was a little different from the previous ones because we got to see James Bond after page 130, which was a little odd. That of course didn't bother me and it didn't affect the way I enjoyed the book. 
It had all the classic James Bond tropes that I love and all the necessary adventures. It is full of action and intrigues. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads
James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming’s masterful spy thriller.
SMERSH stands for ‘Death to Spies’ and there’s no secret agent they’d like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Service’s most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he can’t resist. Enter Tatiana Romanova, a ravishing Russian spy whose ‘defection’ springs a trap designed with clockwork precision.
Her mission: seduce Bond, then flee to the West on the Orient Express. Waiting in the shadows are two of Ian Fleming’s most vividly drawn villains: Red Grant, SMERSH’s deadliest assassin, and the sinister operations chief Rosa Klebb-five feet four inches of pure killing power.

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Tuesday 15 September 2020

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book by the amazing storyteller Roald Dahl and was published in 1964. Roald Dahl knows how to tell you a story and he does it very very well every time. 
The way Roald Dahl describes everything in the Willy Wonka chocolate factory is incredible. You just feel like you are in there and you want to touch everything. 
I have read Roald Dahl books before but this one I hadn't read and I knew the story only from the movie, which helped me visualize what I was reading. 

Obviously the Oompa Loompas are my favourite. Charlie and his Grandpa were perfect. They were humble and sweet, and Willy Wonka himself was lovely and I liked how sarcastic he was. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads
One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket's life forever.
A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory.
Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters:
Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer and Mike Teavee - a TV addict.
With a chocolate river, crafty squirrels and mysterious Oompa Loompas, Mr Wonka's chocolate factory is the strangest, most magnificent place Charlie has ever seen.
What other surprises are in store for the lucky ticket winners?

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