Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Male Attitudes To Women
Flandry's second novel:
"Djana walked down the gangway without saying goodbye to Flandry. He watched her, shrugged, sighed - Women! The aliens among us! - and sauntered alone toward the shuttle into town, where he could properly celebrate his victory."
-Poul Anderson, A Circus Of Hells IN Anderson, Young Flandry (Riverdale, NY, 2010), pp. 193-365 AT p. 365.
Bond's twelfth and final novel, published posthumously:
"...he knew, deep down, that love from Mary Goodnight, or from any other woman, was not enough for him. It would be like taking 'a room with a view.' For James Bond, the same view would always pall."
-Ian Fleming, The Man With The Golden Gun (New York, 1965), p. 158.
Much more will happen to Flandry but I like that epitaph for Bond.