- Author Mark Mason
I read this because I have a vague long-term goal to watch all the Bond films in order, and thought this could be a bit of a quick-start guide. It does fulfil that role, although it is also a bit snobbish in repeating the fact that the books are better than the films. I also want to read the books too, so that was not necessarily a bad thing.
There are spoilers ahoy, which isn’t a problem because I’ve already forgotten most of them, and it’s a quick, conversational read. I wasn’t that bothered about actually being able to bluff my way through a Bond conversation, but if any of the facts have sunk in then you never know, it could be useful.