Fleming's 'Casino Royale' up for sale

Fleming's 'Casino Royale' up for sale

There are 304 comments on the Earth Times story from Feb 6, 2007, titled Fleming's 'Casino Royale' up for sale. In it, Earth Times reports that:

LONDON, Feb. 6 A copy of Casino Royale, which introduced the world to British secret agent James Bond, is expected to sell for nearly $20,000 at a London auction.

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Bühlertal, Germany

#1 Feb 15, 2007
the first Bond novel is quite impressing.
Is there anyone out here who knows what
kind of literary influences (of other
authors) there were in Fleming s life?


Bühlertal, Germany

#2 Feb 15, 2007
Hello Bond buffs and Fleming aficionados,
the following is some creative school
work based on the style of Casino Royale:
with a different theme, though...


The Dancing Queens

The stage and scene and sight of smiling girls are fascinating at 11 in the morning. Then the soul-elevation pro-
duced by fine dancing - a mixture of beauty and movement and muscle tension -
becomes enjoyable and the senses awake
and rejoice from it.

Thomas Jolly sudden-
ly knew that he was not tired. He always
knew when his brain or mind had not had
enough and he always acted on the know-
ledge. The three girls with their fine
shining faces were still dancing and still fascinating.

He looked around the place. There were fine particles of sugary powder from
the small crumbs of Cathy´s cake cover-
ing the pupils´ tables and the teacher´s
desk in the tiny courseroom in the middle
of carnival chaos...(to be cont ?)

Waldfischbach-burgalben, Germany

#3 Feb 16, 2007
hallo herr lustig ich schreibe auf deutsch weil ich in english not so die leuchte bin. also ich finde das alles ein little bit crazy aber da kommt wieder Ihre kreative ader zur geltung also wenn sie das ganze buch auf karneval bezogen umschreiben würden würde ich sofort einen verlag suchen! weiterhin viel erfolg, martin
Jollys pupil

Taunusstein, Germany

#4 Feb 17, 2007
Well known jolly-text...

crasy, terrifying and perfectly copied style!


Perhaps not only about carnival, other themes could be interesting, something like 'cours Royale'?

Pleasant carnival and stay sober,
mr jolly!

Wiesbaden, Germany

#5 Feb 20, 2007
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mr jolly xD
its me Lady Gilmore.
just wanted to greet you.
also greets from laly clock.
bye bye

Bühl, Germany

#6 Feb 22, 2007
Mny tnx for nice commts.
Let´s stick to nicknames if possible -
Gilmore, Clock, Must, Sharp, Jolly etc.
This is how the story goes on

He gazed out of the dirty window into
an overcast school sky. Never had he had
such a pleasurable carnival experience.
He reflected on the past. There had been
funny speeches, the cutting of brightly
coloured teacher ties taken exclusively from grandfather´s old, brown and stained
wardrobe, extraordinary costumes like
schoolboys dressed up as chimney sweeps
in black or as punks in torn and tattered
tight blue jeans or as Scots in tartan
kilts posing at the front of class.

but never had he seen such an inspiring
and invigorating dance show, three queens and a young man bearing a slight
goalkeeper resemblance, in fiery rock and roll fashion throwing one of the love
ly ladies over his shoulder through the stuffy air, and in the process almost
touching the high ceiling of the room
and damaging a florescent light tube in the low lamps illuminating the small stage.
TJ had a vision: LM and LL in their re-
freshing style had been an inspiration
to him. Maybe he should give up teaching
after all the grading battles of the past
and become a writer, a novelist like his
secret model who had left his mark on him.

Bühl, Germany

#7 Feb 26, 2007

good luck tomorrow

Zweibrücken, Germany

#8 Feb 26, 2007
Well, i guess we'll need it :D
No, kidding,
I'll do my best ^^
Guess who i am ^^
Lady from the bus

Dresden, Germany

#9 Feb 26, 2007
Hey Mr JOLLY!!

Thank you!

and: nice story ;)

Bühl, Germany

#10 Mar 1, 2007
Tnx a lot folks
Casino Royale final chapters overview
I've added TS (Bond) to present chpt. 22
together with LC.

19 JG (LG) 5-3
20 HM 6-3
21 KM/AK 8-3
22 SU (LC)/TS 9-3
23 JG 13-3
24 MR 15-3
25 EB 16-3
26 NS (LS) 19-3


Bühl, Germany

#11 Mar 1, 2007
Bond wrote:
Well, i guess we'll need it :D
No, kidding,
I'll do my best ^^
Guess who i am ^^
Hi my dear fiend (kiddin) Tom Bond,

I'm sorry I guessed wrong two times,
first I thought it was the American,
then I thought it was the South African guy, but judging from the nickname I
should directly have known it could only
be YOU.
Shame on me. CUINC!

Bühlertal, Germany

#12 Mar 5, 2007
Hi folks,
first some changes to the chapter reports
Lady Sharp's
report on chpt 26 is to move from 19/3
to 22/3, or preferably 16/3,
due to oral exams taking place that afternoon.
For the whole world to read
here is a nice quote from nice stylistic
comment, guess who wrote this:

Bond is afraid of seeing Vesper again.
Fear is a leitmotif you can find in the
whole novel. It's often repeated, but
always related to other things. There's
the fear of meeting Vesper, the fear of Le Chiffre, the fear of losing at gambling (+ the constant fear of being
followed, overheard and assassinated -ADD
ED BY TJ),- but all this always represents and emphasizes the fear of war
in the 50s.

Berlin, Germany

#13 Mar 8, 2007
But how did you find out it was me?
Kind of impressive ^^
Judging from the nickname??

Lichtenau, Germany

#14 Mar 8, 2007
Hi folks,
Monday's style sample was from Lady B's
comment. Here's another one, guess from whom

Nearly the whole text is an interior mono
logue; we get to know Bond's thoughts,
his desires and pain, also his fears of impotence. The leitmotif PAIN shows us
his extreme suffering, he is very much afraid that he has lost his potence,
which is shown by the word AFRAID being used three times. This fear is also expressed by the leitmotif COLD, in this case '(stay)cool'...

Lichtenau, Germany

#15 Mar 8, 2007
Bond wrote:
But how did you find out it was me?
Kind of impressive ^^
Judging from the nickname??
not so impressive -
if I remember correctly one of the nice ladies
told me it was you after I had guessed wrong two times

Pirmasens, Germany

#16 Mar 10, 2007
Oh, well, really not that impressive...
Lady B ?
My guess ^^

Gengenbach, Germany

#17 Mar 12, 2007

Hi folks,
yes Bond, I think it was Lady B.
By the way, Thursday´s style sample came
from Master G (aka Jolly's pupil).

Now for the test results. let's do them
in secret agent fashion (undercover/

We have an 8.8 this time (last was 9.9),
does this point to the fact that James had too many Vesperized cocktails at the
Hermitage bar??
Here come the details - encoded and class
ified information:
13 1 (Laly)
11 1 (the American)
10 1 (Bond)

9 3 8 5 7 2:
Have a guess at the rest.

Wolnzach, Germany

#18 Mar 13, 2007
Not that bad ^^
Vesperized Cockails?:D

Bühl, Germany

#19 Mar 15, 2007
Bond wrote:
Not that bad ^^
Vesperized Cockails?:D
just kiddin -
vesperized -maybe inspired by V.-
with fruit defendu ...
more on that tomorrow.
(got some help from the Deuxieme agent
aka FF)

Zweibrücken, Germany

#20 Mar 24, 2007

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