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by Jeremy
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 15:12:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gregory Sallust's sex life
Replies: 2
Views: 3065

Alan, very interesting. I'll have to think about this a bit more. What I can say is that I read Fleming's You Only Live Twice first, and when I did the fact that Bond loses his memory with the side-effect that he forgets how to have sex made me smile. 'How very very Ian Fleming an idea!' I thought. ...
by Jeremy
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 15:05:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Thank you very much, Charles. My feeling is that there must have been some sort of story going the rounds, perhaps even a hypothesis. 'For a secret agent, the cover identity is everything. If a secret agent were to lose their memory, they should be able to remember their cover identity rather than t...
by Jeremy
Tue 15 Jun, 2010 09:06:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Hi, everyone. As a bit of a post-script to this, I've published another article on my blog in which I look in some detail at how the scene in Wheatley's Faked Passports, in which Gregory Sallust receives a blow to his head and loses his memory, along with Manning Coles' Drink To Yesterday, published...
by Jeremy
Fri 5 Mar, 2010 12:13:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: the devil is a gentleman
Replies: 32
Views: 19265

I thought the book was superb, and wrote a review on Amazon to say so.

Does anyone happen to have a copy of the Literary Review issue of December/January, in which it was reviewed by Andrew Lycett? I'd be very interested to read it, but can't find a way to buy back issues on their site.
by Jeremy
Tue 19 Jan, 2010 12:02:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Thanks, K R. I agree with you on the research supporting improbable plots, and Fleming did much the same thing: the voodoo in Live and Let Die supported by Patrick Leigh Fermor's book, which he quoted at length; convincing details on the workings of Soviet intelligence in From Russia With Love from ...
by Jeremy
Sat 16 Jan, 2010 21:02:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Hi ken68, glad you found my article interesting. When I said Wheatley's plots were often improbable, I was thinking particularly of the likes of Strange Conflict and Star of Ill-Omen, both of which take the thriller in very peculiar directions, and their plots into extremely outlandish territory. Wi...
by Jeremy
Mon 11 Jan, 2010 23:08:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW anecdote over at the Michael Moorcock page
Replies: 5
Views: 4224

I think this type of experiment could be done on a great many novelists today to similar effect, and it probably could have been done with many of Wheatley's peers, too. With the first few novels, writers tend to conform to what's already out there, to get published and to get into the pool; if they...
by Jeremy
Fri 8 Jan, 2010 09:47:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Charles, I would certainly love to have been a fly on the wall when Wheatley and Fleming met! I've had some positive feedback on the article from a few Fleming fans, but it's still a little early to judge the impact - it's so long that some people may still be reading it! Thank you for the comments,...
by Jeremy
Thu 7 Jan, 2010 14:47:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20516

Thanks Charles and Alan, I'm glad you both enjoyed my article, which has taken me about five years to research and finally complete. Alan, you are of course right that DW didn't smoke Hoyos in 1942 - I'm not sure how I missed that. But looking up the passage you mention, it seems he did smoke them p...

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