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Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
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"A friendly game of two-handed canasta that turns out thoroughly crooked. And a beautiful golden girl who ends up thoroughly dead ... In Bond's first encounter with the world's cleverest, cruellest criminal, useful lessons are learned. Soon the game will change and the stakes will rise ... to fifteen billion dollars' worth of US government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger's rules remain brutally simple - Heads I win, tails you die."--Container.… (more)
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This isn't my favorite Bond story. I think the movie was much better, but I appreciate the differences due to the time period. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Jul 5, 2019 |
Upper-Intermediate Early, James Bond, 3 Audio CDs
  ChatterMatters | Jul 17, 2018 |
Upper-Intermediate Early, James Bond
  ChatterMatters | Jul 17, 2018 |
Read one of these every year on vacation. No idea why, really. Have to say, he's one of the all time greats in the genre of course, the godfather I suppose, but wow, some of the writing really doesn't hold up. Not all writers have this much backwards thinking about social subjects just cause it was of 'the time'. Flemings thoughts in this one on women, Koreans, and homosexuality aren't just offensive, they are hysterical. Some seriously idiotic stuff. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 2, 2018 |
T.T.A.

Sempre più un uomo come noi, il nostro James. Niente effetti speciali se si escludono quelli di una umanità quale non siamo abituati a trovare in un uomo del suo mestiere. Ed è proprio questo che può sconvolgere e disorientare ancor più a fronte della sola testimonianza cinematografica. Sì, perchè la maggior parte di questi libri sono fuori commercio nel nostro paese. Io stessa li ho recuperati tra fiere, mercatini ed amicizie. Conoscere il vero, l'autentico James resta soltanto il privilegio di chi ha familiarità quotidiana con la lingua inglese. Per tutti gli altri... il T.T.A. accennato nell'ultima pagina del romanzo resterà un acronimo come tanti altri. ( )
  Magrathea | Dec 30, 2017 |
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Goldfinger said, 'Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."'
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my gentle Reader
William Plomer
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James Bond, with two double bourbons inside him, sat in the final departure lounge of Miami Airport and thought about life and death.
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Stiff lipped and Oddjob.
Goldfinger strikes at England.
James Bond faints away.
(SomeGuyInVirginia)
Double Oh Seven
Fights a man obsessed with gold
who has some big plans.
(yoyogod)

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