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James Bond in the 21st Century

Covalent Bonds

by Sarah Zettelon James Bond

I like James Bond. Every time a new movie comes out, my inner adolescent smacks down my outer feminist, and we all buy a ticket, grab a tub of popcorn, and enjoy.

My first Bond was Roger Moore, and I fell in love on the spot (hey, I was young; we do that kind of thing when we’re young). Later, I fell head over heels for Timothy Dalton. I eventually learned to appreciate the mature beauty of Sean Connery, and I was already in love with Pierce Brosnan from his Remington Steele days (I was young, remember?).

In those early, giddy days I thought I wanted to know everything about the object of my affection. So I went out and read some of the Ian Fleming novels.

This is when I found out there is not one Bond. There are two: James M. (Movie) Bond and James B. (Book) Bond. They might order … read more»

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The lives of half-bloods in Greek mythology usually end in blood and guts and fire–we’re talking vengeful gods, three-headed dogs, monsters, ancient curses. It’s all very dangerous and life threaten-y. If you were the child of a really powerful god like Percy is, you’d have to stay at Camp Half-Blood … read more»

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My own journey to the House of Night began with an email from my little sister, Margret. She explained that I should read–no, had to read–the novels by P.C. and Kristin Cast. While I appreciated her recommendation, I wasn’t exactly in the market for new titles to enjoy. My “to read” stack already … read more»

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Once Percy Jackson has vanquished all the foes that Greek and Roman myths can throw at him, what’s next? Sure, his old adversaries could re-materialize and attack at any moment, but like a video game you’ve already beaten, the second time around would be so much ancient history. Yawn.

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A typical reaction to fantasy series, especially one with such beautifully crafted horror elements as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is to wonder, “Who thinks up this stuff?” The implication, of course, is that it requires a twisted, perhaps demented, mind to create such deliberately frightening images of demons, vampires, and … read more»

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