26 February 2014

Bond on the Hemingway Hero

The Seychelles, where the story is set
"He looked hard and fit, and the faded blue jeans, military-cut shirt and wide leather belt suggested that he made a fetish of doing so--looking tough...Bond ran his eyes down the man from the sparse close-cropped black and grey hair, like iron filings sprinkled over the bullet head, to the tattooed eagle above a fouled anchor on the right forearm and then down to the naked leathery feet that stood nautically on the carpet. He thought: this man looks like a Hemingway hero. I'm not going to get on with him."

Ian Fleming, The Hildebrand Rarity (1960)

1 comment:

w. adam mandelbaum esq. said...

the Hemingway hero had a nice training device for his wife, from nature. great story this, even if one of the characters went a little "overboard" at the end.