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  1. Quite so, that the Model 1917 Smith & Wesson seems like field artillery. There is one about three feet away from me, as I write. When I comment on Blogger pages, the image that identifies me is that hand cannon. Actually, it’s a pretty tame weapon; heavy enough to dampen recoil.

    And, I concur; as fun as the movies are, the books are SO much better. There are things Ian Flemming wrote which would be too graphic to portray, even by modern standards. I would also note that the car — 1923 Bentley with an Amherst-Villiers supercharger, if I recall — often gets beat up more than Bond, himself.

    The good news is that the Daniel Craig movies are much more true to the books, right down to the wicker chair scene in Casino Royale.

  2. I used to have a complete set of the books, in paperback from used bookstores in the 80’s. They were great. I’ll get one from the library once in awhile. I remember that scene with them forcing the Walther on him.

  3. I like that typeface. I have never thought for a second about the books, but have seen all the movies — perhaps that needs to change.

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