Thursday, February 2, 2012
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang/ by Ian Fleming
I was familiar with "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from the 1968 musical movie. Shortly after starting the book it was obvious that the movie's artistic interpretation created a vary different story from the book. I prefer the book with its adventurous family and the mysterious car that can fly like a plane or float like a boat. Chitty is more than a car : it seems to have its own personality, and grows to care for the family that saved him from the scrap yard. The story is an easy read and holds onto your attention with nearly constant excitement. I think the adventures of Chitty and the Pott family would have made many more great stories, but Ian Fleming passed away before the publication of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
PS Ian Fleming is also the creator of James Bond
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