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ISBN:
1433278928
Author:
Professor of Organic Chemistry Ian Fleming,Simon Vance
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Overall, "Moonraker" was a very enjoyable book and of the first three, I found myself not being able to put the book down .

Overall, "Moonraker" was a very enjoyable book and of the first three, I found myself not being able to put the book down towards the end more so than the other books. 6 people found this helpful. Unlike Casino Royale (which had its own excitement for being the first Bond book I'd read), or Live and Let Die (which started slow), I loved this writing in this book from the very start. We see James Bond in the office and get an idea of what his day to day is like.

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Professor Train had walked up to a row of huge wall maps and had pulled down the cord of one of them

Professor Train had walked up to a row of huge wall maps and had pulled down the cord of one of them. Bond was faced with a ten-foot horizontal scale diagram of some thing that looked like a V2 with big fins. Now, said Professor Train, you know nothing about - rockets so I’m going to put this in simple terms and not fill you up with a lot of stuff about Nozzle Expansion Ratios, Exhaust Velocity, and the Keplerian Ellipse. The Moon-raker, as Drax chooses to call it, is a single-stage rocket. It uses up all its fuel shooting itself into the air and then it homes on to the objective.

Ian Fleming (born 1935) is an English organic chemist, and an emeritus professor of the University of Cambridge, and an emeritus fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was the first to determine the full structure of chlorophyll (in 1967) and was involved in the development of the synthesis of cyanocobalamin by Robert Burns Woodward.

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He spent a post-doctoral year with R. B. Woodward at Harvard (1963-64), and then spent the rest of his career in the University of Cambridge, with sabbatical visits to teach at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1980) and at Harvard (1990)

Moonraker (James Bond, Published December 31st 2002 by Penguin Books. Paperback, 247 pages. Moonraker (James Bond, Published October 16th 2012 by Thomas & Mercer. Author(s): Ian Fleming.

Moonraker (James Bond, Published December 31st 2002 by Penguin Books. ISBN: 0142002062 (ISBN13: 9780142002063).

Ian Fleming, in full Ian Lancaster Fleming, was a suspense-fiction novelist whose character James Bond, the stylish, high-living .

Ian Fleming, in full Ian Lancaster Fleming, was a suspense-fiction novelist whose character James Bond, the stylish, high-living British secret service agent 007, who became one of the most successful and widely imitated heroes of 20th-century popular fiction. The son of a Conservative MP and the grandson of a Scottish banker, Fleming was born into a family of wealth and privilege. According to the author Raymond Benson, Moonraker is a deeper and more introspective book than Fleming's previous work, which allows the author to develop the characters further. In Moonraker, Millionaire Hugo Drax cheats at cards, the highest offence in polite English society.

Ian Fleming was born in 1908 and educated at Eton. After a brief period at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, he went abroad to further his education. In 1931, having failed to get an appointment in the Foreign Office, he joined Reuters News Agency. By the time of his death in 1964, the James Bond adventures had sold more than forty million copies. Dr No, starring Sean Connery, was released in 1962 and the Bond films continue to be huge international successes. He is also the author of the magical children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

When Bond is asked to settle a dispute at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax, head of the multimillion-pound Moonraker missile program. Soon, however, Bond finds out the bizarre and terrifying truth about Drax and Moonraker.
  • Yainai
Unlike the Bond movie that shares its name (but little else) Moonraker (the book) is a first class story with a strong plot and perhaps the best character development of any Fleming title. The story is set in the 1950's and centers around an offer by millionaire Hugo Drax to develop for Great Britain a limited range missile capable of delivering a nuclear payload against the Soviet Union. As is typical in a Bond book much of the early action takes place at a card game. Bond's boss "M" is suspicious that Drax is cheating at Bridge and is doing so at an exclusive club where "M" is a member. The matter must be handled privately because Drax is a national hero but there is a larger concern: can a man who has been given the power Drax has been given to develop such a weapon be trusted if he exhibits such a character flaw? Knowing Bond's card skill "M" privately invites him into a game to find the truth and quietly confront Drax if he turns out to be a cheater. The card table confrontation is one of the best in the Bond series but the action only intensifies when the investigation moves to Drax's missile site near Dover. The action that unfolds there provides in literary form the most gripping Bond movie never made. If you are a Bond fan (movies or books) you will enjoy this exciting adventure.
  • MarF
After reading "Live and Let Die", with the sexism and racism really over the top, I wasn't sure I would continue reading these novels. But, I do really enjoy Fleming as a writer, so figured I'd give it another shot. These are things that come with these novels, that one has to know going in. I was pleasantly surprised that "Moonraker" had very little sexism/racism, yay progress!

I've seen all the Bond movies, so I know what the synopsis is going into each book. I won't give spoilers, but this book was basically entirely new, very different from the movie, which was great!

It was interesting seeing Bond go about his daily life. Getting his butt kicked in the shooting range, doing paperwork, interactions with other staff in his office. This sounds boring, but it was a welcome change from the other books, to see a different side that you especially never see in the movies (that would be boring).

Overall, "Moonraker" was a very enjoyable book and of the first three, I found myself not being able to put the book down towards the end more so than the other books.
  • lubov
I'm reading the Bond books in order, and I have to say, either Fleming's writing was improving, or he finally figured out that we needed some context.

Unlike Casino Royale (which had its own excitement for being the first Bond book I'd read), or Live and Let Die (which started slow), I loved this writing in this book from the very start. We see James Bond in the office and get an idea of what his day to day is like. His first two books put us right into the action and give us very little beyond his Hoagy Carmichael good-looks (personally, I don't think Hoagy Carmichael was that handsome, but shared a lot of the facial characteristics of Ian Fleming...hmmmm).

We also get a mystery novel that pays dividends. Unlike the other books, where you know who the bad guy is from the start, in Moonraker, you're sort of dragged along with Bond's continuing opinion changes of one Sir Hugo Drax. The backstory on Drax is also very detailed and helps make the ending that much more potent.

I was apparent to me, as I read the book, why this book was not followed for the movie. It deals with issues that are closer to World War II than the cold war (don't want to spoil it with specifics, for those that haven't read it yet). It makes sense that during the era of science fiction, they would play off of that. But while Moonraker is not one of my favorite Bond films (actually the campy jokes and silliness of Jaws and his girlfriend...oh and the US space shuttle that can be ready in 5 minutes to fly into space and save the planet, and the Close Encounters theme...make it almost painful to watch). Holly Goodhead though does make it bearable to watch. But her character is not in the book. Instead the lovely (so I am told) Gala Brand is an undercover agent of Scotland Yard...and a strong Bond girl.

I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to jump in the series...sure you can do like me and read the first 2, but I think this book is where Fleming finally hit his groove.