On Ian Fleming as Craftsman

Although he is mainly remembered for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming has more to offer to readers and writers alike. Jordan M. Poss, among others, calls Fleming a craftsman, master not only of English prose but also plot construction. Unlike the films adapted from his novels, Fleming’s Bond plots vary. He killed the villain two-thirds of the way into a novel, shifted between genres, and even delayed Bond’s entry into the narrative for several chapters — keeping readers on their toes and enticing them to turn the page. Read full article here


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