Casino Royale by Ian Fleming kidknapped me during the evening, I read the lot cover to cover, truly engrossed. Generally hindered with the attention span of a 5 year old, that for me is a giant feat, it wasn’t difficult. This is a book that cannot be put down, its journalistic short, snappy sentences keep you captivated as you race about the world of the proper pre-cliché James Bond. From stylish casino’s to intelligent, attractive women. Bentleys, torture scenes and a complicated relationship culminating in the unexpected ending. You will, I grant you be sucked into the grandiose world of espionage which despite being dramatic is never beyond reality.