Books: My Thoughts on Casino Royale (James Bond #1)

Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I read this as part of the Read Your E-Reader Read-a-thon to complete the challenge of reading a book with a white cover. I've been wanting to read this series for a while because I have such fond memories of enjoying the films with my Grandpa when I was younger.

This book really was just ok. There was way too much time spent explaining in detail, the gambling portions which really bogged down the story for me. Also, having Bond's inner monologue regarding his thoughts on women really got on my nerves.

I have seen the movie this book is based on and I have to say that it is so much better than this. There are several differences for sure, but they made the movie so much more intriguing. That's a lot for me to say considering that the movie wasn't a favorite of mine.

I will be continuing with the series because I am interested to see how the books differ from the films. Will probably read the book and then watch the film to compare for the next installment.

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