| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Excerpts from an amazing 1957 interview between Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The debate over who should pay to preserve Roald Dahl's writing shed is a hot topic in England....
| Apr 27, 2011
Set during the Korean War and the onset of the Cold War, Don Winslow's "Satori," an entertaining, authorized prequel to the bestselling 1979 thriller "Shibumi" by Rodney William Whitaker (who wrote under the pen name Trevanian), is choked with every...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 8:29 AM
Heroes usually deflect praise, saying they're just ordinary folks thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
When firefighters storm into blazing buildings, soldiers hurl themselves on live grenades and commuters pull strangers from hurtling trains, that's...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:50 PM
The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond."
Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Our "booklub" started about six years ago. We all lived within a few blocks in Wilmette.
We really enjoyed "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. We were appalled by the treatment of black soldiers in Britain during World War II. The author's descriptions helped...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Our club meets quarterly on Thursdays, and our selections are available to be checked out from the Glencoe Library. Both genders are welcome.
One book we loved: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. Faced with enormous odds of merely survival,...
| Mar 3, 2011
Students ages 8-18 of CYT Chicago proudly present:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Based on the book by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, witten for his son, the much loved 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was part of everyones childhood. A sensational...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:54 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Turtles, rum and glistening white-sand beaches.
A toast to sun-splashed Barbados and three of its biggest attractions.
Turtle snorkels in Barbados are very popular. Tourists on a boat don snorkels and masks and quickly enter...
| Jun 28, 2012
Raymond Benson is no stranger to writing action heroes. As the author of several James Bond thrillers, he's written high-octane adventures for one of the most iconic characters in books and movies. After concluding his run with 007 in the anthology...
| Dec 12, 2011
If you’ve seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 1:22 PM
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) A woman refuses to give in to alien invaders who take over the minds, but not the bodies, of humans. || 4 ||
|| 2. || The Enchantress of...