I havent and probably won't read them, but I will take your word. Was 007 some sort of non suave brute?
I am a Connery/Moore fan. Guys that could kick ass and not break a sweat.
I agree. Regardless of how the character was in the books, Connery brought a sort of charm to the character, something that Daniel Craig's Bond definitely lacks. Sean Connery is James Bond, and the others Bond actors between Connery and Craig at least tried to continue to portray that same persona. Also, I miss all the cool gadgets and technology.
Craig is pretty close to the books, wrong color hair though. I think for "worst bond" he's gotta get in line behind Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby. Roger Moore keeps cutting "the que" though.