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I loved the line about Bond’s Deil hotel being ‘a typical Moneypenny booking’, but moments later he’s casually mentioning Moneypenny’s name to a total stranger. But I think it would be a good gig for someone to do.

Espionage Mysteries Crime Mysteries Audiobooks. Moreover, Faulks incorporates elements that do not work well in the attempt: Cambridge in the 70s was still quite male-dominated, and he says that you had to sebaastian about 5 miles to meet a girl.

View all 18 comments. One might say that it is nigh impossible no matter who the original author was. A plot of gargantuan proportions.

Devil May Care

Faulks writes very much as Fleming did and it was great fun to go back to that style and enjoy Bond the literary character as opposed to the movie version which I also love, but the two are different beasts. I started it yesterday.

Meaning that when the original books came out, they must have been great fun, but this pastiche mostly comes across as hopelessly dated. A book that was hyped up beyond belief, a book we all waited for and hoped for, is pretty much a B- if you feel generous, but it is really a C.

And the whole plot thread is, at least, somewhat different. Well because his very none British crew killed on arrival will be carrying British passports. Perhaps this is just the author’s whim or perhaps it was common to refer to Persia in those days since Pahlavi declared that both could be used but when I try place the book into the Bond timeline, I simply can’t Thus Faulks’s book is not a black and white case of good vs evil, but the moral greyness is very subtle and enhances rather than detracts from the story.


Why would the Soviets blame the British? I got so mad, I quit at page Also, we first read these books when we were 13! Connery put flesh on some of the bones, certainly. We have the foreign-born, but English-educated wackjob who has in some semi-mysterious way been able to corner the market on a desirable commodity under the cover of a legitimate business. Take Over The Killing Zone The conflict made more sense than merely having rich villains with secret underground complexes and the like.

Then, there is the “writing as” bit.

A tide of lethal narcotics threatens to engulf a Great Britain in the throes of the social upheavals of the late sixties. Bond and Scarlett escape through Russia but are pursued by Chagrin, whom Bond finally kills on a train.

An Algerian drug runner is savagely executed carre the desolate outskirts of Paris. If you just like Bond, it’s “okay”. As Ben Macintyre has recently explored in a fascinating sebastisn, the ties were terribly close: May 28, Pages. Picking up where Fleming left off, Sebastian Faulks takes Bond back to the height of the Cold War in a story of almost unbearable pace and tension.

Devil May Care (James Bond, #36) by Sebastian Faulks

Yes, lots of good period pieces and it is good to have James back, but the architecture is a mess, the plot lurches back and forth like Bentley needing oil, and certain transgressions have been made here that will have Fleming flip flopping in his grave.

Lists with This Book. There has been some criticism of the credit “Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming” as being pretentious.

Jun 24, Bryan Waters rated it really liked it. The Young Bond Dossier Where Gormer explains his plan more on that later before Bond escapes. With Fleming’s untimely death, the link was broken. A fond and at times funny homage to all the other books in the series.


It was fun read, but I was expecting something more you know. This is book 36 in the James Bond Series and it’s a t Once again is called out of retirement by M. The mission takes him to Persia and follows the time-honoured path of snooping around, capture, torture, villain’s plan revealed and explosive climax, with a few dinners and changes of clothes along the way. Julius Gorner who shares his first name and qualification with that other doctor, No – homage or slip?

None were ever used for a movie, although I thought that some of them certainly could be. Movie Bond has a world all of his own.

A worthy read for any James Bond aficionado who longs for the return of a classical Sean Connery style Oh, the ultimate bad guy has a secret base or two.

In some sebastjan, it should never be done: But the problem isn’t Faulks, it’s Bond. And there’s little about drug-dealing in Fleming. Mar 09, Ann rated it liked it. So, of course, he wants to destroy the country and everyone in it. Devil May Care There are two rea From genrebusters.

Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong was one of many beautifully written books I read, and yet my Bond books remained on my bookshelf and ” remained carved on a part of my heart. There have been a few times in the last four years that I have know what I wanted to write about a book as I was reading it. I didn’t have the problems some critics seemed to have with this one.