People say that your favorite actor in role played by many actors is the first actor you saw in the role. I would say that is true. My favorite Doctor Who is Tom Baker, and my favorite James Bond is Roger Moore. Of course, the first time I saw Roger Moore was as the Saint. The first Bond movie that I saw was Live and Let Die. Since then, I have seen every Bond movie and read a few of the books. With this past year being the 50th anniversary of Bond, I celebrated by reading Bond on Bond: Reflections of 50 Years of James Bond Movies by Roger Moore. The book is like getting double the bang for my buck. I get to read about the highlights of the past 50 years, all from the perspective of my favorite Bond!
Roger Moore dishes on a variety of Bond topics: cars, gadgets, girls, villains, locations, and other Bonds. Of course, all are discussed from Roger’s point of view. There isn’t much that is new or earth-shattering, but then would you really expect there to be? The book is full of beautiful photos, and it’s a quick read.Bond on Bond isn’t meant to be a comprehensive analysis of the Bond movies. Note that the subtitle contains the word reflections. It’s meant to be a reflection by Roger on the phenomenon that is James Bond. Some people complained that there wasn’t much new here. That was fine with me. The book gave me what I wanted: a coffee table piece written by my favorite Bond. Maybe I’m biased, but I loved the book. I would recommend it for the movie fan, the Bond fan, or just the Roger Moore fan.