About the book. James Bond and Devil May Care, the Ian Fleming Centenary Novel, In the summer of , Sebastian Faulks was approached by the. Buy Devil May Care (James Bond) Reprint by Sebastian Faulks (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Bond is back in this electrifying new novel of intrigue and suspense. A masterful continuation of the James Bond legacy, Devil May Care picks up right.

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Just asking to be picked up and taken home and read. In some cases, it should never be done: I enjoy the Bond series and am fan of Ian Fleming. There is Bond tired after a string of trying exploitsa girl beautiful, mysteriousa faklks deformed, insane, intelligentand a plot to undermine Western society megalomaniacal, ludicrous, shallow. Lists with This Book. A British airliner goes missing over Iraq. Yes, he hates the U.

In general, using another’s characters is already a “writing as” situation. Pain and torture and death. There are some minor missteps in terms of continuity with faulkw Fleming books likely only to bother the trainspotters among the readershipa few bad Roger Mooreish puns creep in, and rather disappointingly, the villain delivers an extended monologue to the captured Bond explaining his master plan in enough detail to give Bond all the info he needs to thwart it.

Nice try, Mr Faulks

Gorner has lately taken a disquieting interest in opiate derivatives, both legal and illegal, and this urgently bears looking into. We have the foreign-born, but English-educated wackjob who has in some semi-mysterious sebasgian been able to corner the market on a desirable commodity under the cover of a legitimate business. Janet Maslinreviewing Devil May Care for the International Herald Tribuneremarked that Faulks did not “tinker with the series’ surefire recipe for success”, [29] which resulted in “a serviceable madeleine for Bond nostalgists and a decent replica of past Bond escapades”.


Daggers should be withdrawn.

I don’t like books written as spin-offs of another author’s character, even fully sanctioned spin-offs. Cambridge in the 70s was still quite male-dominated, and he says that you had to cycle about 5 miles to meet a girl.

The novel moves quickly and has interesting characters, new as well as from Bond’s past. Where Gormer explains his plan more on that later before Bond escapes.

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There are two reasons for this: But how else does Gormer stack up to other Bond villains? What can one say? A villain and international skullduggery in the spirit of series creator Ian Fleming. There is almost no sex until the very last pages.

Movie Bond has a world all of his own. Retrieved from ” https: Even though they do. Faulks stated that although he enjoyed writing the book, he would write no more Bond novels. Once again is called out of retirement by M. That said, Sebastian F Faulls May Care continues the saga in the tradition of Ian Fleming, for better or worse, though this dedication to the original Bond author comes across a bit too much like fanfic rather than a consistent caare at times.


The detailed description of food, clothing, place. Handily, he is then summoned by M to investigate Gorner’s part in the international narcotics trade. Shoot to Kill Heads You Die I started it yesterday. Occasionally, it has been to consider what I do not like about the book.

The villain himself is a worthy successor to Drax, Blofeld and the rest: But Bond was played once by Woody Allen, for God’s sake. May 28, Pages. Kingsley Amis writing as ” Robert Markham ” produced Colonel SunJohn Gardner wrote fourteen original novels and two sebashian, and Raymond Benson produced six original novels and three novelizations. But, judge for yourself. Msy only fun to a point to listen to action, it really must be fauoks.

Bond and Scarlett escape through Russia but are pursued by Chagrin, whom Bond finally kills on a train. This book is the first new adult James Bond novel in a few years.

Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate, whose wealth is debil only by his greed. James Bond portal Novels portal. Bond is enough of a familiar character that even in an odd or weak story one tends to just keep reading just to get your “fix”.