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The James Bond Bedside Companion
(Dodd Mead Inc. & Boxtree Ltd.; 1984, 1988)

Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Biographical/Critical Work, 1984.
-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."
--VARIETY

"James 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

"Raymond Benson's detailed study presents a glowing character study..."
--PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"...this hefty album celebrates James Bond with an altogether infectious enthusiasm and an equally solid scholarship."
--WASHINGTON POST

"A buff's delight."
--BOOKLIST

"Thorough and judicious...in its coverage, this tells us more than any but committed fans will want to know."
--PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"Raymond 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 Fan Club)

"...an encyclopaedic celebration guaranteed to appeal to the countless fans of 007."
--EAST ANGLICAN TIMES

"James Bond fans rejoice! The definitive book on the 007 phenomenon is here."
--THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE


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