17) Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
I’m very grateful to
What surprised me a bit is that I don’t think Bond’s amoral, exploitative attitude to women is presented at all in an approving way. He has been dehumanised by his work, and this is his tragedy; one of his colleagues tells him, at the end of a chapter which has had a surprising discussion of good and evil, “don’t let me down and become human yourself. We would lose such a wonderful machine.” And indeed when Bond ought to be displaying due care and suspicion in the last chapters, he is distracted by unaccustomed emotion, and misses the clues obvious to the reader.
Anyway, a very good, quick read.
Top five UnSuggestions for this book:
1) The Pursuit of God, by A. W. Tozer
2) Knowing God, by J. I. Packer
3) Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation, by Debbie Stoller
4) Good in bed, by Jennifer Weiner
5) Institutes of the Christian religion, by John Calvin