Books: Current & Various: Sep. 10, 1965

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN by Ian Fleming. 183 pages. The New American Library. $4.50.

Even before the official publication date, the late Ian Fleming's final James Bond had jumped into ninth place on bestseller charts, with 80,000 copies already printed in hard cover. What the 80,000-plus readers will find in exchange for their money is a straight down-the-formula Bond book.

Fleming comes on with the usual unusual opening, which has nothing much to do with what follows. It just seems irresistible to have a brainwashed Bond attempt to execute M. This is...

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