The James Bond Bedside Companion
(Dodd Mead Inc. & Boxtree Ltd.; 1984, 1988)
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Biographical/Critical
-MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
"Fleming's highly interesting life, and the
parallels between it and his enduring character,
provide an engrossing study. In addition to the
many Bond afficionados, this is recommended reading
for anyone researching how to write mystery/suspense
stories. It details the Bond formula right down
to the bone."
Bond fans will have a field day with the new and
very well done JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION by Raymond
Benson. This is a comprehensive work in large format,
a 'coffee table' book devoted to many aspects of
Ian Fleming, his creation James Bond, the novels,
the films, and more."
--MIKE SHAYNE'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Benson's detailed study presents a glowing character
hefty album celebrates James Bond with an altogether
infectious enthusiasm and an equally solid scholarship."
and judicious...in its coverage, this tells us more
than any but committed fans will want to know."
Benson has attempted--and succeeded--in the mammoth
task of covering everything connected with Bond,
from the Fleming novels through to the films and
their attendant spinoffs, such as toys, games and
even fan clubs...It is therefore the most complete
work on Bond to date."
--007 MAGAZINE (Published by the Jamess Bond 007
encyclopaedic celebration guaranteed to appeal to
the countless fans of 007."
--EAST ANGLICAN TIMES
Bond fans rejoice! The definitive book on the 007
phenomenon is here."
--THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE