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Item - James Bond in Win, Place, or Die

(first printing)
(first printing)

(book club edition)
Series: Find Your Fate — no. 11
Translated Into: Anauma ni kakero [穴馬に賭けろれ] (Japanese)
James Bond ja tappava tehtävä (Finnish)
Author: Stine, R. L.
Illustrator: Spohn, Cliff
Date: 1985
ISBN: 0345324048 / 9780345324047
Length: 118 pages
Kveto's Thoughts:

The title comes from horse racing.

Find Your Fate switched from Indiana Jones to James Bond. However, in these books, you actually play Bond, not his young cousin (which would have been funny -- 007 running around with a teen-aged sidekick). The book is kinda based on the Bond film View to a Kill, with several characters and a basic plot lifted from the film (one of Roger Moore's worst).

I actually read the book as a kid before seeing the film (Bond films were really popular in old Czechoslovakia) so when I saw the film, I could see how some bits were "inspired" by it. The book is fairly silly with the highlight being Bond switching places with a jockey in a horse race. If you can imagine Roger Moore being mistaken for a tiny jockey, you have more imagination than me.

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