007 Creator Ian Fleming’s Letters to Wife to Be Auctioned

007 Creator Ian Fleming’s Letters to Wife to Be Auctioned

The late Ian Fleming is best known for creating the James Bond novel series. Writing twelve novels in the series and two short story collections, the series would continue on after his death with new writers as well as the hugely successful 007 film series. How Fleming created Bond, and how his own life mirrored his works, are set to be revealed. British auctioneering corporation Sotheby’s will be selling more than 160 letters between Ian Fleming and his wife Ann Charteris. These letters shed light on their tumultuous relationship, from its beginnings as an affair while Ann was still married …

James Bond’s Iconic Aston Martin Could Be Yours

James Bond’s Iconic Aston Martin Could Be Yours

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Ian Fleming‘s iconic character of James Bond was known for always traveling with a slick set of wheels—and these wheels belonged to none other than the Aston Martin.   Image Via Birmingham Post   The 1963 DB5 Aston Martin made its first appearance in 1964’s Goldfinger before reappearing the next very next year in Thunderball. Those appearances, and its subsequent reappearances in later Bond films (it has it’s very own Stan Lee-like cameo!) have made the ’63 Aston Martin a staple of cinema. It’s a movie car, with its tricked out with battering rams, retractable bulletproof glass, the ability to …

8 Lines from Books That Made Readers Say “WTF?”

8 Lines from Books That Made Readers Say “WTF?”

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If there’s one thing you can say about writers, it is that they certainly aren’t afraid to let loose. They are naturally creative and when that creativity meets paper, bizarre lines can spew out of writers’ minds.   Here are eight lines that made readers say, “WTF?” Warning: NSFW Language   via GIPHY     “I kissed her, a long hard kiss. Because baby didn’t know it, but baby was dead, and in a way I couldn’t have loved her more.” — Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me     “All women love semi-rape. They love to be taken. It was …

Brand New James Bond Book Will Shake, Not Stir, 007 Fans

Brand New James Bond Book Will Shake, Not Stir, 007 Fans

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I can’t think of a more classic action series and franchise than that of James Bond and the 007 films. In my mind, there’s no one who can look quite as sleek and cool as James Bond and his beautiful Bond girl. How did they look so good while fighting off the corrupt villains? Beats me, but the series author Ian Fleming left quite a bit of Bond material behind, and fans want more. Maybe, just maybe, now we’ll get it.    Image Via James Bond Lifestyle     Anthony Horowitz, author of the adrenaline-packed Alex Rider series, received authorization …