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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Following this farce Bond later gets himself captured through his own stupidity more on that later. It’s only fun to a point to listen to action, it really must be seen. Right off the bat: There is a side-lot that places Bond just after the events in “You Only Live Twice” and Bond suffers from doubt and angst. It’s a hand joke people. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Like in a bad movie, the only thing that saves Bond’s life on several occasions is the bad guy’s propensity to talk openly and at length about his nefarious plans, rather than killing or injuring Bond when he has the chance.

This latter choice inspired the only emotion anger I felt in the entire reading, and in reaction I cqre but one comment, in the key of Bond: But his loss is my gain. And surely no pastiche could ever match the simple opening brilliance of Alan Coren’s parody about elderly spies: He is highly resourceful, but the reader never gets the idea that Bond is unstoppable.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Then, there is the “writing as” bit. Bond became the benchmark by which ffaulks heroes should be measured and I lapped up every adventure Ian Fleming had written. I was close to giving this two stars, but the big fight is a great piece of action writing.


A British gentleman exudes charm and vaulks in a way that an American man never will master. Today, our rounded thriller heroes reek of backstory, standing tall or crumpled in absolutely believable clothes.

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

May 19, Pages Buy. Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong was one of ma I first met James Bond as a young teenager recently graduated from children’s books and starting to explore the wide world of adult fiction. Espionage Mysteries Crime Mysteries Category: Meaning that when the original books came out, they must have been great fun, but this pastiche mostly comes across as hopelessly dated.

A tide of lethal narcotics threatens to engulf a Great Britain in the throes of the social upheavals of the late sixties.

Nice try, Mr Faulks

He moved Swbastian forward in time, gave him some interesting gizmos a souped-up Saab I seem to recall and put a healthy dose of action and megalomaniac in every novel. Faulks makes him gentler towards women. The story is well-written — a page-turner that can be read very quickly.

As such, every new release tends to come with high expectations. With Fleming’s untimely death, the link was broken”. With the films Cae used to an ongoing- craizy- thrilling- action, with a lot of going on in the backstage and a cohese story.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I particularly liked two things – a tennis match between Bond and Sebatsian, and the visit to Tehran of the sixties. Bond would be identified as British upon its destruction, increasing the evidence against the British Government.


Moreover, Faulks incorporates elements that do not work well in the attempt: Faulks has created for Bond’s return does not, unfortunately, warrant any positive mention. Who doesn’t at 14? Faulis you just like Bond, it’s “okay”. Because of this, try though he might, Faulks can pull out little more of Bond than Fleming put in. The femme fatale is delivered with more than a twist.

The sexism and racism are still large and in charge but Bond is starting to see the writing in the wall that the late sixties may mean his relevancy is drawing to a close.

Devil May Care

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The story centres on Bond’s investigation into Dr Julius Gorner, a megalomaniac chemist with a deep-seated hatred of England. There’s a good balance achieved here and fans of the original Bond novels will be thrilled with the revival of this older style and acting in a more defil and matured manner. Either together with Watson or alone.

In spite of the implausibility regarding certain portions of the story, it seems valid enough for me to suspend my disbelief. Movie Ddvil has a world all of his own.

A plot of gargantuan proportions. Sep 03, Johnny rated it liked it Shelves: The New York Times.