Literary Badasses

A blog devoted to all the baddest authors and characters in the literary world.

Ian Fleming: 
To most people’s surprise, the author of the James Bond novels and short stories is probably as badass as 007 himself. Fleming was a member of the British Naval Intelligence during WWII and was involved in planning Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye while also overseeing two active service units. He was a heavy smoker and drinker with a colorful love life.  Of all characters to be loosely based off the life of the author, James Bond has to be the most hardcore. 

“You only live twice: Once when you’re born And once when you look death in the face.” 

Ian Fleming: 

To most people’s surprise, the author of the James Bond novels and short stories is probably as badass as 007 himself. Fleming was a member of the British Naval Intelligence during WWII and was involved in planning Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye while also overseeing two active service units. He was a heavy smoker and drinker with a colorful love life.  Of all characters to be loosely based off the life of the author, James Bond has to be the most hardcore. 

“You only live twice: 
Once when you’re born 
And once when you look death in the face.” 

  • 31 March 2012
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