Today’s challenge: Your favorite book from your favorite series. I came to the Bond movies first, and became a fan, and then I discovered the books. On my parent’s bookshelves was a paperback edition of a Bond novel that had NOT been made into a movie (at the time, I was unaware of the weird comedy version produced at the height of Bondmania), so I snatched up the opportunity to read a book that had nothing to do with anything I’d seen. (The edition was not the one pictured, but one of the 1960s Signet paperbacks — which I still have.)
It remains, to this day, my favorite Bond novel, and has, in my opinion, the best closing line in a thriller novel EVER. I was ecstatic when the book was finally adapted to film in the Bond series proper — and, modernization aside, became one of the most faithful adaptations of the series.