The Spy Who Loved Me
by Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth James Bond book, published in 1962, and different from the others in that the main protagonist (and narrator) is a Canadian woman who is travelling down the East Coast of the US to get away from her life in London. It’s one of the shorter Bond books (just 164 pages) and Bond himself does not appear till the third part of the book. The setting is a motel in the Adirondacks in New York State, 10 miles west of Lake George. It’s not a bad plot—featuring American gangsters—and the descriptions of a 1960s American motel and its mod-cons take you back into the past.