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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion of the first eleven chapters of On Her Majesty's Secret Service !

(If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)


Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Reminder: Trigger warnings for the book include rape, violence/murder, physical assault, death of a child (mention), and brainwashing.


Some questions to get us started:

  1. What do you think about Tracy as a character, and as the love interest of a Bond novel?


  2. How do you feel about the plot of the book so far?


  3. What was memorable about this half of the book for you?


The whole book discussion is later this month; please no spoilers for the end of the book yet. Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion of the first section, "Me," of The Spy Who Loved Me! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Reminder: Trigger warnings for the book include abortion, rape, violence/murder, and physical assault.


Some questions to get us started:

  1. What do you think about Vivienne Michel as a character, and as the protagonist of a Bond novel?

  2. Vivienne has had a hard time in life by the time we meet her, particularly because of Derek Mallaby and Kurt Rainer. Why do you think Fleming might have given her this backstory?

  3. What was memorable about this section of the book for you?

The whole book discussion is later this month; please no spoilers for the end of the book yet. Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole book discussion of Thunderball! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Some questions to get us started:


  1. What did you think about Emilio Largo as a villain?


  2. Felix! How much did he add to the second half of the book?


  3. What are your thoughts on Domino now that we've read the end of the book?


  4. The action sequence under the sea: good or bad?


  5. What else was memorable for you while you were reading the book?


Remember, this is a spoiler-friendly zone! Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole book discussion on For Your Eyes Only! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!) For Your Eyes Only is a short story collection, and for this post we're discussing the whole book, with an emphasis on the last two stories, Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What was most memorable about Risico for you?
2) Am I imagining it, or was the Risico story incorporated into the plot of the last Bond movie we watched, which also included Judy with her arrows?
3) The Hildebrand Rarity was one of Fleming's less typical Bond stories. Did you enjoy the departure, or miss the action?

4) What did you think of this short story collection in general?

This is the whole-book post, and as such it's a spoiler-friendly zone!

Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion on the first half of Goldfinger! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)


Reminder that trigger/content warnings for this book, including the second half, are: racism, homophobia, sexism, slurs, violence, torture, drug use, and also discussion of rape/past incest. Please read and discuss what's safe for you. <3  


Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!


Questions to get us started: feel free to answer any or all of these as you like, and to pose your own!


  1. What did you think of Bond's recollections while he's stuck in the airport in the first part of the book?



  1. Unlike Doctor No in the last book, Goldfinger makes an early entrance--what are your impressions of him as a Bond villain?



  1. Card games and golf, two of Fleming's (and Bond's) favorite hobbies, both show up in the first half of the book. Are you loving Fleming's detailed approach to showing us those things or aching to slash whole swathes of text out of the book?



  1. What are some moments from this half of the book that you found memorable?



  1. If you haven't finished the book yet, what do you think will happen in the second half?


Remember: this is a no-spoiler zone! Please only discuss chapters 1-11; we'll talk about the whole book at the next book club in two weeks.


Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole-book discussion on From Russia, With Love! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What did you think of Kerim Bey?
2) How did you feel about Bond's romance with Tatiana?
3) Did Bond's face-off with Red Grant live up to your expectations after Fleming's impressive introduction of his character?

4) What was up with the last scene in the book?! Were you satisfied with the book's ending?

This is a spoiler-friendly zone! Everyone is assumed to have read the book at this point, and the comments below will reflect this.

Happy discussing!
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Welcome to Book Club! Get your drinks, snacks and any notes you have and gather round to discuss the first half of the book (chapters 1-14, stopping at chapter 15, Rue de la Pay).

If you need a copy of the book or audiobook of Diamonds Are Forever, please see the link to the resources in the sidebar on the right!

Book Club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favourite secret agent. There are no set discussions, so if you have anything interesting you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or even how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Some questions to get us started!
1) What did you think of the distinctive opening scene with the scorpion and the smuggler?
2) FELIX. Y/y? (What's your favorite part of Felix's reappearance when the last time we saw him he'd been half-eaten by a shark?)
3) What are your feelings about this book's villains, the Spangs and their lot, and this book's Bond girl, Tiffany Case?

These questions are just to get you started. As always, please post your opinions, views and other discussion points about the book that you want to talk about! Happy discussing!

Note - we will only be discussing the first half of the book this week, so please don't spoil the second half for people who haven't finished reading. The discussion for all of Diamonds are Forever will be on November 28th. Happy reading!

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