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James Bond investigates the mysterious dealings of England's richest man, Auric Goldfinger, and finds himself squaring against Goldfinger's deadly Korean henchman, Oddjob.

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Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the West in the hands of SMERSH. To stop Goldfinger, Bond will have to survive a showdown with the sinister millionaire’s henchman, Oddjob, a tenacious karate master who can kill with one well-aimed toss of his razor-rimmed bowler hat.

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan, [1959]
New York : Macmillan, [1959]
Edition: Book Club edition
ISBN: 9781612185507
Branch Call Number: Fiction FLEMING I
Characteristics: 191 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 01, 2018

A sharp, really quite brilliant and even thoughtful masterpiece of a genre that Fleming elevated to a new stature. A very good read indeed, that has passed the test of time with top marks, especially because of its elegant, classy, style that is such a trademark of well-educated British authors in general and Ian Fleming in particular. An excellent book to be put into the hands of young and old.

Feb 11, 2017

Excellent piece of literature, a great read.

Aug 17, 2016

I liked this book. The last few chapters had some acronyms I didn't understand, but other than that, it was enjoyable. A bit different than the movie.


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