An in-depth and insightful review of Laurence A. Rickels' SPECTRE appears in the April issue of Artforum. Here's a blurb:
"Rickels lays out James Bon's milieu, the Cold War, as a burial site for the unprocessed losses of World Wars I and II. . . . SPECTRE's wealth of evidence allows us to read the Bond stories, and those of SPECTRE in particular, in an increasingly broad register: first as Fleming's autobiography, then as an autobiography of the postwar era, and finally as an allegory for the childhood construction of object relations and their connection to fantasy, fear and death."