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13 06, 2022

After Lunch 111 | Bond Novels: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

By |2022-06-10T20:06:12-04:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: AfterLUNCH, Podcast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michael continues his solo exploration of Fleming's Bond novels with On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Written after the release of the Dr No film, OHMSS references the movie is some interesting ways while also continuing the Blofeld saga begun in the novel Thunderball. And then there's Tracy Draco, who may or may not be as [...]

18 02, 2022

AfterLunch 93: Bond Novels – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

By |2022-02-17T21:43:39-04:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: AfterLUNCH, Podcast|Tags: , |0 Comments

In this solo episode, Michael talks about the four James Bond short stories collected after Ian Fleming's death as Octopussy and The Living Daylights. In addition to the two title stories, later editions also included "The Property of a Lady" (commissioned by Sotheby's) and "007 in New York" (to placate American readers after a rather cranky [...]

9 02, 2022

AfterLunch 90: Bond Novels – For Your Eyes Only

By |2022-02-08T00:24:56-04:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: AfterLUNCH, Podcast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michael continues exploring Ian Fleming’s James Bond books with the eighth in the series. For Your Eyes Only isn't a novel, but a collection of five short stories. Elements of all five have turned up in various films though, whether it's the titles of "Quantum of Solace" and "From a View to a Kill" or the villains [...]

15 12, 2021

AfterLunch 71: Bond Novels – Diamonds Are Forever

By |2021-12-14T23:22:02-04:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: AfterLUNCH, Podcast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michael covers Ian Fleming's fourth James Bond novel, Diamonds Are Forever, in another solo episode. Bond returns to the United States to bust up a mob-run diamond smuggling operation, but how do these hoods measure up as a threat to a spy used to taking on mad industrialists and agents of the Soviets' assassination bureau? And what [...]