][R]eading McKay]s retrospective, it seems like Bond is just getting started.] --"New York Post"
][O]ne of the very best attempts to take stock of the Bond filmsesmart and unexpected.] -- "The New Republic"
]Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated.] -- "The Daily Mail"
]Armed with encyclopedic knowledge and wit as dry as a shaken martini, Sinclair McKay casts a critical eye at the cinematic phenomenon launched in 1962]s "Dr. No" with Sean Connery uttering that famous introduction: iBond. James Bond.] McKay astutely addresses the plots of each film and places them in the political and popular cultures of their eras (Bond has but one love interest in 1987]s "The Living Daylights" because producers feared encouraging promiscuity in an age of AIDS). He]s also an insightful critic, championing the initially maligned "On Her Majesty]s Secret Service" (1969) as one of the best in the series. And he]s often funny, discussing Roger Moore]s imany centuries] in show business, and describing sillier moments in the films as inaff, ] which the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines as iunfashionable, lacking in taste or style] -- something McKay]s book most definitely is not.] -- "Newark Star-Ledger"
]A marvelously entertaining tome...an arch but jolly 'galumph.'] -- "Metrolife"
]Thoroughly researched and documented yet fetching in tone and style, McKay]s fun, smart, and informative book gracefully treads the criticism/entertainment border] -- "Library Journal"
]Delightful critical appreciationeMcKay writes in a breezy, chatty style, as if perpetually in between mouthfuls of popcorneHe]s a charming hybrid of a critic and fane["The Man with the Golden Touch" is] a scintillating read that]s often more entertaining than the movies themselves.] -- "Publishers Weekly"
]Zeltserman deftly drags the reader through the story, keeping you wondering about the truthe "The Caretaker of Lorne Field" is camp, and therein lies its appeal.] -- "Dallas Morning News"show more