Friday, April 20, 2012

Follow Friday - Sergeant Mal Reynolds and Corporal Zoe Alleyne Were Members of the 57th Overlanders Brigade

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Amy's Book World and Word Spelunking.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Fight! Fight! If you could have two fictional characters battle it out (preferably from books), who would they be and who do you think would win?


I'm going to go with the spy against spy scenario of Dominic Flandry versus James Bond. I'm specifying the literary Bond as written by Ian Fleming for the purposes of this match, and not the movie Bond. And I'm going to call the match in favor of Flandry because to be perfectly honest, literary Bond is kind of a dimwit.While movie Bond has become a virtually flawless superman, the Ian Fleming Bond is brave, a good shot, capable of improvising his way out of sticky situations, and also fairly unobservant and a little bit dumb. Even though this fight may be a little unfair given Flandry's technological edge resulting from coming from a science fiction novel, even if we put them on even footing, my money would be on Flandry.

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  1. I haven't heard of either of those characters sorry :(

    New follower:

    Happy FF!

  2. I haven't heard of either of these, well Bond but not in this literary series!

    Interesting choices though!

    New follow here my F & F is here:

  3. @Shelley Romano: I recommend reading the Dominic Flandry books, and most of the earlier Bond movies.

  4. @Gina: Bond is a different character in Ian Fleming's novels. In some ways he is more interesting than his movie incarnation. Fleming's Bond is certainly more interesting than the super-hero spy the later movies have made the character into.