Don't get too excited, boys and girls, it's not THAT kind of Bondage...
The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World (The Overlook Press, 2010, $25.95)
I don't buy a lot of hardcover books these days, but this one caught my eye when I picked it up in my corporate hell bookstore chain store that's Big & Nice. Author Sinclair McKay is a British newspaperman who is coincidentally my age and who has been watching the Bond films since he was a kid in the 1970's. His book takes on all of the Bond films, starting with 1962's Dr. No, and proceeding right through to 2008's Quantum of Solace. Interestingly, hints and foreshadows in the previous chapters were apparently written before QoS was released as he talks about it being in production and makes some guesses and assumptions about it, but I guess the writing of the book took him a while because right after the chapter on 2006's Casino Royale he jumps right on into the most recent Bond movie.
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Til next time, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!