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William Boyd Writing Next Bond Novel - 12/4/2012 11:30:18 PM   
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Classic Bond is Back! - 12/4/2012 11:30:18 PM   


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This is great news! After the monumentally disappointing Deaver book, I am excited to hear 007 will return in capable hands. Sounds like William Boyd has the ability and desire to make his story and characters more Flemingesque (which Amis did brilliantly, Faulks less so) and less "movie-script" which has been the main problem with Gardner, Benson, and Deaver. Looking forward to a real Bond novel!

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RE: Classic Bond is Back! - 13/4/2012 6:51:04 AM   
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I actually thought Deaver did first rate work. He really managed to capture the feel of Bond as a character, and there were some great moments (such as Bond declining to sleep with his office mate when he realizes she still had feelings for her fiance). I enjoyed it at least as much as the Faulks novel, and I'm sad to hear that Boyd won't be sticking with the new continuity established by Deaver. Bond in the modern day is perhaps more interesting than Bond in 1969. I enjoyed DEVIL MAY CARE, but the way it ended, with the revelation of a female 004, was just too silly for my taste. It was well written but it felt like a send off for the Bond of old. He finally visited Russia, and got to see that life behind the iron curtain was more depressing than scary. The series should move on. I can't pretend I'm not upset with this news.

Oh well, at least we'll be getting more Bond : )

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