Showing posts from January, 2023

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (1953)

Growing up, I was always a fan of spy movies and books. I loved the idea of espionage, danger, and high-stakes operations. So, when I discovered Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale," the first James Bond novel, I was immediately hooked. As I started reading, I was struck by the unique blend of action, suspense, and romance that Fleming had crafted. Unlike other spy thrillers, "Casino Royale" was not just about the mission or the action scenes; it was also a character study of the iconic spy, James Bond. Fleming portrayed Bond as a flawed and vulnerable hero, giving him a human touch that was often missing from other action-driven stories. The love story between Bond and Vesper Lynd was also captivating. The emotional depth that their relationship added to the story made it all the more intriguing. I found myself invested not just in the mission but also in the characters' personal struggles. Fleming's descriptive prose also added to the novel's allure

My book list for 2023

As we start a new year, many of us are looking forward to new experiences, adventures, and discoveries. For avid readers, this often means diving into new books and exploring fresh perspectives on a wide range of topics. As an enthusiast of non-fiction and political books, I'm excited to share my reading list for 2023. First up on my list is " Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams " by Matthew Walker. As someone who values the importance of sleep for mental and physical health, I've been eager to dive into this book and learn more about the science behind sleep. Another book I'm looking forward to finishing is " The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success " by Kevin Dutton. This fascinating read explores the traits of psychopaths and how these traits can be harnessed for good or evil. I'm also excited to read " The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West "