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Fiction Books read and reviewed by Carolann DeMatos of Her Literary Salon from the large genre of fiction including novels, science-fiction, historical fiction, fables, fairy tales, moral-based stories, and the like; however, although 'chick lit' novels are read, that horrendous term is never used.

‘Shaken, Not Stirred (The Secret Files of I__ F______, Code Designate 17F, Vol. 1)’ by Aaron Cooley

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‘Shaken, Not Stirred (The Secret Files of I__ F______, Code Designate 17F, Vol. 1)’ by Aaron Cooley

Some devilishly smart and daring male literature characters have become immortalized into our culture – Sherlock Holmes, Frodo Baggins, Jack Ryan, and Harry Potter, to name a few; but most memorably is the handsome spy, James Bond. In Aaron Cooley’s first novel, he takes Ian Fleming – the man behind James Bond – and gives him a story all his own.

‘If you fictionalized my character, I could live a bit longer.’

Cooley’s Ian Fleming is a wonderful juxtaposition of vintage James Bond, Tom Clancy’s inestimable Jack Ryan, and with a little whimsy thrown in for good measure and good fun.

Fleming may not be as debonaire as Mr. Bond, but he does have a charm all his own. And through the course of this tale you are taken through adventure and the customary spy intrigue, but in difference to most spy tales, you are allowed to see Fleming’s cracks, his stresses, his doubts and you learn that Fleming was really just a normal man thrust into extraordinary circumstances.

If you would like to know more about this fledgling author, you can read an exclusive interview shared with Her Literary Salon here.

Salon Summary

RECOMMENDABILITY: 5 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★★
REPETITIVE READABILITY: 3 {out of 5} stars | ★★★☆☆
RATING: 4 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★☆

{This novel was gifted to Her Literary Salon by the author.}

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