There is a huge variety of 007 Books that have been produced over the years. There have been many non-fiction books that cover countless topics including the film series, Bond in popular culture, and the 007 lifestyle.
Some of the most popular 007 books include the official James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, and Jeffery Deaver.
Now let's have a look at some of the great James Bond books:
by John Cork and Collin Stutz
This superb book is a 'must have' for any James Bond fan. It has been created with the official producers of the 007 films, EON Productions, and contains a plethora of information including details on all the actors, characters, girls, villains, vehicles and gadgets.
In addition there is an overview of Ian Fleming, the creator of the James Bond character, an insight into the making of each movie, and a detailed look at the various cars and weapons featured in the films.
The James Bond Encyclopedia is a wonderful book to browse through upon watching a film and recalling the details.
The book contains over 2000 images from the movies and is one of the most complete James Bond books available. The updated edition includes the latest two films Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
by Alastair Dougall
This unique James Bond book contains incredible details and information from each of 007's missions.
With the use of terrific illustrations and photographs the book reveals Bond's amazing vehicles and gadgets. Each of the villain's various hideaways are also put under the microscope and a variety of action sequences are dissected.
Some of the wonderful drawings include the Atlantis underwater home from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), the dramatic action on ice in The Living Daylights (1987), and the Maiden's Tower from The World Is Not Enough (1999).
The book also looks at the super villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the gadget master Q, MI6, Bond's love life and style. The latest edition of the book contains all of the official James Bond movies.
by Paul Simpson
The Rough Guide to James Bond is one of the lesser known 007 books and takes an entertaining look at all things James Bond. This opinionated guide reviews and rates the novels, actors, movies, girls, villains, gadgets, and music.
In addition the book provides information on the way 007 has influenced society, the various Bond filming locations, memorabilia produced over the years, and tells the story of Ian Fleming.
Some of the additional trivia contained in this book includes why James Bond is given the number 007, a history of spy fiction, the best and worst film taglines, how to spot a villainess, and Bond villains in real life.
This book contains an abundance of information on all the films up to and including The World Is Not Enough (1999) and is fantastic to read before attending a 007 quiz or trivia night.
by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall
This in-depth guide to the James Bond movies contains details from each of 007's dangerous missions. This well researched book includes interesting facts, behind the scenes stories, unique production photographs, movie posters and product advertisements.
Summarised are the missions, vehicles, villains, locations, and women featured in the films as well an introduction to the people behind the success of the movies: the directors, writers and technicians.
This valuable James Bond book critically analyses each 007 adventure and includes an array of exceptional archive material and details about Bond collectables. It covers the films up to and including 1999 film The World Is Not Enough.
by Steven Jay Rubin
This superb book contains over 500 pages of meticulously researched information about the fantastic James Bond movie series.
As this book is presented in the A to Z style of a traditional encyclopedia, it is more for diehard fans of the Bond movies.
The book exhaustively lists all things 007 including facts from the films, dangerous stunts performed, gadgets and weapons used, the people involved in the movies, and obscure details from the films.
This informative book includes material on all the movies up to and including Die Another Day (2002) and contains sporadic black and white photographs throughout. There is less information on the Pierce Brosnan movies, but overall the book is extremely thorough.
Now let's take a look at some of the other popular James Bond books available:
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