Devil May Care

Devil May Care

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Bond is back with a license to thrill. Forty-three years ago, Ian Fleming wrote his last great 007 adventure. Now, in Devil May Care, the world's most iconic spy returns in a Cold War story spanning the world's exotic locations. By invitation of the Fleming estate to mark the centenary of his birth, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks picks up where Fleming left off, writing a tour de force that will electrify every James Bond fan. A fitting tribute to the Bond tradition, Devil May Care stands on its own as a triumph of witty prose and plenty of double-0 action. MORE THAN 100 MILLION BOND BOOKS HAVE BEEN SOLD AND OVER HALF THE WORLD'S POPULATION HAS SEEN A BOND FILM. In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkeling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in the late afternoon, then more martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch, and the snorkeling. Sebastian Faulks He has an ability to write convincingly in whichever period or genre he chooses. . .Sebastian couldn't have written a better book to celebrate Ian's 100th birthday. Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Limited
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2008.
ISBN: 9780385665520
Branch Call Number: FAU
Characteristics: 278 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fleming, Ian 1908-1964.

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JeremiahSutherland Jul 26, 2014

Trying to hard to emulate the original Bond books. Overshoots the mark substantially.

Or maybe a character who's main motivation is smoking, drinking, chasing women and driving "selfish cars" isn't as interesting as he would have been 40 years ago.

hgeng63 Jan 04, 2013

Okay--entertaining. One detail though; I always thought blue & wh choc Baci were declasse?

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RonNasty64
Oct 08, 2008

I'm not familiar enough with Ian Flemming's work to know if this works with his style, but this is an enjoyable Bond. Lot of action and romance and not a lot of gimmicks.

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