Title: The Man With the Golden Gun
Author: Ian Fleming
Page Count/Review Word Count: 206
This book was short and sweet, like many of the other James Bond novels, and while I’m not sure how closely it’s related to the movie, because I’ve never been a fan of the movies, I did think it was a fun little read and worth sticking with.
Here, Bond is sent to the Caribbean to track down a man called Scaramanga, who they call the Man with the Golden Gun. He’s a dangerous guy, who can draw his weapon faster than Bond can, and so it’s interesting to see the secret agent pitted against someone who could offer a match.
The actual story line is pretty short, and it feels almost more like a short story than a novel, but that’s okay because it’s still a lot of fun and a decent introduction into Bond’s world. I still think that Dr. No is my favourite one so far, but that’s because it feels like more of a main meal; this is an appetiser, and a good way to start if you’ve never read one of the novels before.