Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
the 28th of May was the birthday of Ian Fleming I thought it was fitting to
give one of his novels as reading suggestion for today. I chose Dr No. Again, the movie adaptation is more famous than the source material ,
but the novel stands perfectly on its own. In it, James Bond, having
recovered from poisoning after the events of the previous novel, is sent
to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance
of the station agent and his secretary. He is quickly put on the trail
of Dr Julius No, a Chinese-German living in the island of Crab Key. Dr
No turns out to be on USSR's payroll (well of course), as well as a
sadist researching on physical pain, eager to use Bond as a guinea pig.
During the novel Bond has to face many physical dangers, among them No's
henchmen, a centipede, a fake dragon and a true giant squid. The Bond
girl of the novel is Honeychile Rider, or Honey Rider for short,
innocent woman child, wild, whom James Bond meets as she rises from the
sea like Venus. Eros, Thanatos, there is just so much to enjoy here.