Penguin India has reprinted the entire Modesty Blaise series in a “retro revival” set. Original English-language text of the Peter O’Donnell novels, but only available in India.

Check the spine art:

I’ve found online dealers in India who ship to the US. The set is 2900 Rupees (about 58 bucks), but I figure the shipping will add considerably to that.

Now, to wrestle with my inner fanboy.

Quantum of Solace

I have just purchased two tickets for the adults-only “VIP Balcony” seating at the 10:30 showing of the new James Bond film, on Friday (when it opens here in the US).

The Legends theatre is a half-hour drive from here, but it’s where we saw Casino Royale two years ago — and after seeing a Bond film in that environment– leather seats, full bar, servers, etc — I can’t ever go back to the old ways….

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be over here — squeeing like a fanboy.