How we will evaluate books for the Guide. What we will write about each book.

Evaluation of books about facts. Facts are the same for everyone and do not allow for different understandings. Examples include the release dates of films, the amount of money they grossed, lists of names of creators, books and so on. These facts can add something to the understanding of Bondiana, but usually, in themselves, they represent only the starting material for further reflection. Books designed to establish and gather facts are many. Naturally, they largely overlap each other, so the possibility to compare them with each other before buying is…

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How we will select books for the Guide.

The main criterion for both selection and evaluation is how much the book helps us to understand the Bond myth. The better understanding can be achieved through a variety of book types, whether memoirs of Bond actors, excursions into the history of the Cold War, or children’s impressions of going to the movies. We have selected books on the following topics: Encyclopedic publications, The creators and creation process, Thoughts on Bond, personal impressions, Atmosphere – cultural context, history, the spirit of the times, Around Bond. Lists for additional reading. All…

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