Item description for Octopussy (Octopussy / The Property of a Lady / The Living Daylights) (Spanish edition) by Ian Fleming...
Bond is back! The world's greatest secret agent returns when an old friend's body is found in the Alps 20 years after he disappeared. James Bond receives an order to investigate the dark past of Dexter Smith, a retired British Navy commander. Bond quickly finds himself caught between Nazi gold, the Chinese Tongs and the savage, eight-armed embrace of Octopussy! And he finds more mortal danger beneath the waves whilst trailing a missing submarine in The Hildebrand Rarity!
Description in Spanish: El libro incluye tres novelas cortas.
James Bond recibe la orden de investigar el oscuro pasado de Dexter Smithe, un comandante de la Marina Britnica retirado. Algo dramtico y cuyas consecuencias an permanecen vivas ocurri durante la segunda guerra mundial. 007 tendr que ingenirselas para extraerla toda la informacin y no perder su propia vida.
Uno de los mejores relatos de Ian Fleming en que la identidad de un asesino en que Berln de la guerra fra entorpece seriamente ka misin de James Bond.
Propiedad de una dama
En Londres, 007 puja por un fabuloso objet de vertu de Faberg. Pero tendr que andarse con cuidado porque tambin lo codicia un despiadado espa del KGB.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.36" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.27 lbs.
Publisher Punto de lectura, Suma de letras
ISBN 846630939X ISBN13 9788466309394
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More About Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming is the world-famous novelist and creator of James Bond. James Lawrence began his writing career scripting training films for the US Armed Forces, and moved on to write features including "Buck Rogers" and "Joe Palooka," John McLusky was originally a Second World War artist for Bomber Command. As well as the "Bond" adaptations, McClusky also drew comic strips for various publications, featuring the likes of "Laurel & Hardy "and" Pink Panther."
Reviews - What do customers think about Octopussy (Octopussy / The Property of a Lady / The Living Daylights) (Spanish edition)?
Boring Nov 18, 2002
This seems to be some mesh left in a drawer and published just to make some more money. The stories are to short and don't give any depth or real interest in Bond, compared to the normal novels.
Gripping stories with the always likable James Bond! Sep 4, 1999
This was my first James Bond book, and so I didn't know what to expect. This book is all in all good. "Octopussy" is a good story, but, since it is lacking James Bond for most of it, it doesn't have the pace of the others. "The Living Daylights" is by far the best, with a suspenseful climax and interesting descriptions of drab Berlin. "The Property of a Lady" is not very suspenseful, but it was still a very good read. I am definitely going to read another Fleming soon!
Very Good Storytelling Jul 10, 1999
Octopussy is a very good short story collection, though "For Your Eyes Only" was better, if you ask me. As Fleming proved in "FYEO", he can make a good story with little help from 007. The title story also proves this. In it, Bond makes little more than a cameo appearance. The main character is the power-hungry Dexter Smythe. His is obsessed with his pet octopus, which ends up causing his deliciously ironic demise. "The Living Daylights" is also very good. I like the ending to the story, but you already know what's going to happen if you've seen the first fifteen minutes of the "Living Daylights" movie. The book loses a star for "The Property of a Lady", which is dull. I advise a reader to just skip it. Despite one disappointing story, I enjoyed this book very much.
Fleming's least known 007 book Feb 3, 1998
As Conan Doyle did in the late 1890's (and as others like Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie followed), Ian Fleming seemed to has suscribed the theory that sometimes "less is more" in writing a story, thus chosing a short tale instead of a long one for more impact. This book comprises, in its final form, three novelettes a la "For Your Eyes Only". The book was first printed in 1966 (being the last release of a Fleming original), but the stories were written and fictionally occur after "The Spy Who Loved Me" and before "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". The title episode is another showcase for Fleming's ability to write a story in the true sense, picturing a tale of a man's life since the WWII up to his last days in the Caribbean. Bond is merely an excuse for a dramatic tale of greed, murder and treachery. This story is highlighted by another excellent underwater frame-sequence. "The Living Daylights" is pure Bond, from his practice with the rifle outside London to the tense climax at Berlin. This story is another twist of the plot of "For Your Eyes Only", showing 007 as an assassin questioning about his job but doing it the best he can. Excellent surprising villain(ess). "The Property of a Lady" is a brief example of the author's master touch for describing with great detail and gusto parts of recent history and all kind of things and subjects, in this case jewels and auctions. The development itself is direct and simple, too short indeed, with an ending that doesn't matter as much as the description of the events. By the way, this episode refers to another traitor in the Service. A collection of odd but varied 007 missions.
A Gem Feb 2, 1998
Without doubt taut, memorable and thrilling....as usual.