Thursday, 4 May 2017
Readers who enjoy Anderson's prose should appreciate these character descriptions in Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (London, 1965):
"...Le Chiffre, with the silence and economy of movement of a large fish, came through the opening in the brass rail..." (Chapter 10, p. 73)
"...the Greek's pale hairy hands...lay inert like two watchful pink crabs on the table.
"The two pink crabs scuttled out together..." (p. 74)
"Like an octopus under a rock, Le Chiffre watched him..." (Chapter 13, p. 92)
Both Bond and Flandry have undersea adventures. Fleming applies language creatively when he extends these aquatic terms to human bodily movements.