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Fleming Centenary - 2/5/2008 1:55:11 PM   
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Is there already a thread about this? There's a new novel on the way, Devil May Care, penned by Sebastian Faulks.
& in other news - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7380086.stm

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RE: Fleming Centenary - 16/5/2008 9:43:45 AM   
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There`s also a boxset of all the James Bond novels he wrote in paperback you can get by Penguin books with all the orgional cover designs. Tesco are selling the whole set for £15.00! I`m going to get them today. Bought the James Bond Encyclopedia from Tesco yesterday for £10! It`s a big hardback book that came out last Summer for £25! It has features not just on all the guys who have played Bond but also info and lots of pictures on all the Bond villians, girls, weapons, films, wardrobe etc. Well worth getting.  

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RE: Fleming Centenary - 23/5/2008 2:47:12 PM   
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In other 007 news -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/ian_fleming.shtml

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Devil May Care - 27/5/2008 5:09:25 PM   
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I came to this board wondering if there was already a thread about this, so I think this is the only one. It'll be interesting to see what Faulks has come up with. I really like his other stuff, although I've only read one of the James Bond books in the past, so I'm intrigued as to what this collaboration will yield.

Sky News had a guy from Total Film on earlier talking about the book. I won't hold that against it though.


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RE: Devil May Care - 29/5/2008 11:52:40 AM   
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This could be quite interesting. Am I wrong in thinking that this is Sebastian Faulks writing in the style of Ian Fleming? As opposed to writing his take on a Bond book. I'm not sure I want him to imitate style, I think it might come across better if he kept the essence of James Bond but used his own writing style. Sebastian Faulks is a good author though, and I'm always interested to read what he writes anyway. Hopefully he can do justice to the original Bond books.  

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RE: Devil May Care - 29/5/2008 12:03:21 PM   
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Its Faulks writing as Ian Fleming KB. I'm really looking forward to this, going to go buy it at lunchtime.

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RE: Devil May Care - 29/5/2008 12:46:15 PM   
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Only just started reading this on the way into work so its very early days but enjoying it so far. Faulks has captured the essence of Flemings style – short sharp to the point sentences & journalistic descriptions of locations, food, drink etc. Its set in 67, two years after Flemings last book & Bond’s fellow secret agent Rene Mathis is back, who was in Casino Royale & From Russia With Love.

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RE: Devil May Care - 29/5/2008 6:05:08 PM   
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Ah, well I still would have preferred Faulks to write it in his own style but if he does Fleming's style well then I suppose that's fair enough. I'm adding it to the list of books I'm going to buy for my 4 week holiday after exams!

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RE: Fleming Centenary - 1/6/2008 11:29:07 PM   
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There`s also a boxset of all the James Bond novels he wrote in paperback you can get by Penguin books with all the orgional cover designs. Tesco are selling the whole set for £15.00!


Do you know if there is anywhere else you can pick this up? I had a quick flick through on amazon but I couldn't see it anywhere (maybe not looking in the right places) But there are no Tesco's near to me really you see


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RE: Fleming Centenary - 4/6/2008 10:27:00 AM   
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There`s also a boxset of all the James Bond novels he wrote in paperback you can get by Penguin books with all the orgional cover designs. Tesco are selling the whole set for £15.00!


I've got the originals.

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RE: Fleming Centenary - 28/7/2008 10:42:59 AM   
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My god, that was shit. So shit in fact I finished it one evening, and the next day went to finish it, forgetting I'd read it already. Utterly forgettable tripe.

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RE: Fleming Centenary - 31/7/2008 5:27:36 PM   
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Devil May Care is a crushing disappointment.  If I didn't know better, I'd guess that Sebastian Fauks had never read any Ian Fleming, nor had seen any of the films except for, perhaps, a couple of Roger Moore outings.  He makes so many factual errors about James Bond and Bond's world that it's an embarrassment for all involved.  His accreditation on the book, Sebastian Fauks Writing As Ian Fleming, is an insult to the memory of 007's creator -- it's a wonder that IFP didn't suppress the book, out of respect for their founder, except they were probably hungry for the cash.


Even the worst of John Gardner's offerings were better than this.

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