remember Vesper from the book . I love her letter towards the end of the book
HOW CAN I READ THIS BOOK ONLINE ?
I'm reading this one for book club.... I'm having trouble getting interested in the characters, though.
Did anyone else see the movie first and then find themselves severely disappointed in how annoying Vesper turned out to be in the book?
Nope. I completely forgot about what happened in the movie, except for the casino game.
Is everyone adequately warned? Okay.
I read all the Ian Fleming novels, plus a good portion of the subsequent novelizations by other writers, like John Gardner's "License to Kill" when I was a young child, between the ages of 5-10. I had very permissive parents when it came to movies and books. So I did read "Casino Royale" as a child, but remembered very little of the book by the time the movie rolled around. The only plot point I recalled was that Le Chiffre was a Soviet agent holding the purse strings of a union that was a USSR front, and, of course, that he lost and the good guys won.
Later, after I had seen the movie, I checked out the audiobook from the library because I was going out of town. The trip was a 6-7 hour drive, round trip, so I listened to the book for a diversion. I quickly came to the conclusion that this was one case where the movie was better than the book. Both Le Chiffe's and Vesper's motivations and characters were given depth and complexity. In the novel, the letter Vesper writes is so perfunctory that it's incredible. "Oh, hai. Forgot to mention, I'm a Soviet double agent. kthxbai"
So I agree with you, Vesper the film character is far superior to her book counterpart.