Talk:Moonraker (novel)

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What on earth...[edit]

... does this conspiracy nonsense have to do with the subject of the article?

"He also plays the stock market the day before to make a huge profit from the planned disaster--a possible "revelation of the method" from Ian Fleming in 1955 of the stock market short-selling centered around the infamous, Nazi-created Deutsche Bank days before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in northern Virginia." (talk) 20:17, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. This is garbage. (talk) 02:56, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

plot correction[edit]

No idea why a plot correction I made was undone, but I've corrected it again. Relevant text from the novel: It was a simple plan. In the evening, two of my men, one in American uniform and one in British, were to drive up in a captured scout car containing two tons of explosive. There was a car park-no sentries of course-near the mess hall and they were to run the car in as close to the mess hall as possible, time the fuse for the seven o'clock dinner hour, and then get away. All quite easy and I went off that morning on my own business and left the job to my second in command I was dressed in the uniform of your Signal Corps and I set off on a captured British motor-cycle to shoot a dispatch rider from the same unit who made a daily run along a near-by road. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:31, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Mea cupla - my memory was playing me false: I'd forgotten this was one of Fleming's overly large coincidences! - SchroCat (^@) 07:08, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming GA Review[edit]

Hi, I will not have internet access next week (until Oct 2nd), but I will sort out any issues you may have from that time on. Cheers - SchroCat (^@) 10:20, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Moonraker (novel)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Ian Rose (talk · contribs) 10:43, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Pls excuse my belated commencement on this review, will aim to complete this w/e. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:48, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Ian, No problems at all: I know you've been busy on a couple of other things. - SchroCat (^@) 18:38, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Toolbox check -- No dab or external link problems.

Prose -- My usual copyedit but apart from that:

  • "The early chapter of the novel..." -- Sounds a bit odd, usually one would say "The early chapters" and, if it was just one, give the number or perhaps say "An early chapter".

Structure / detail / referencing / supporting materials -- All look good.

See also -- I realise you may do this for all the novel articles but do we need James Bond (character) there when it's already linked in the article?

Summary -- If you can just clarify the minor things above I'm all set to pass this -- well done. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 15:21, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi there Ian, Thanks for that - it looks much better indeed. I've done the two edits you noted (one of which was a typo). Cheers - SchroCat (^@) 16:37, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Actually we still have "The early chapter of the novel" and it's now grammatically incorrect with "centre" instead of "centres"... If you can just tell me if it's one early chapter or a number of early chapters that focus(ses) on his private life (I don't have a copy of the book on hand) then I'm happy to word it accordingly and you'll know hat I mean. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 22:56, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Apologies - I was editing on a mobile for that one. Now sorted to show a number of chapters. Cheers - SchroCat (^@) 06:24, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Great, tks mate -- happy to pass now, well done. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:33, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Fantastic news - thanks very much for another smooth and enjoyable review! Cheers - SchroCat (^@) 07:52, 17 October 2011 (UTC)