I had this "thing" growing up...when I found an author I enjoyed, I read everything he had written that I could get my hands on before moving on to a different interest. Growing up in Maine, my income as a child mandated that most of what I read came from the Baxter Library in Gorham, Maine, as I didn't have the funds to buy the books, and unfortunately the library had very few Bond novels. Luckily, a friend's Dad was a big Fleming enthusiast, and had most of the paperbacks, and usually had bought them as they were released. The problem was that the Bond in Fleming's novels wasn't exactly a "model citizen", and many parents considered them too "adult" to be read by children. The Bond depicted in the novels was a heavy smoker, a heavy drinker, and a womanizer. Just about everything a young kid wanted to learn about.
So, I discreetly "borrowed" them from his bookshelf, one at a time. They were quick reads, so a few days later I would return it and borrow another. By the time most of the later movies came out, I had been through everything Fleming had written. I always thought that Sean Connery was the perfect Bond, and even today remains my favorite. According to this latest poll, I am not alone.
This link will take you to a recent study to determine which of the actors to play Bond are the most collectible: CLICK HERE
Which is your favorite?