Having shared the recent Casino Royale film with me, The Younger Son loaned me the James Bond book by Ian Fleming on which the movie was based. I like the movie better -unusual for me, but I find the book disturbing in how it treats women. They are mostly invisible except as objects to be used. Violence against women seems to be considered a matter of course not out of the ordinary. I think I'll stick with the films from now on. I'm glad I read it, though, as I'd never read one before but had a friend in high school who read and loved them all.
The Ian Fleming Centenary, which takes place this year, has a site. There's a major exhibition here.
Ian Fleming: A Centennial Tribute