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Author Topic: Wait, Jeffery Deaver's writing James Bond now?!  (Read 300 times)
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« on: June 14, 2011, 05:00:50 PM »

Saw this in B&N today:




When the hell did that happen?

I like the idea of this, though.  It's like when they started giving superhero movies to real directors.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 05:09:42 PM »

and it's a reboot too.  I may have to grab it on the Kindle.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 05:15:59 PM »

This isnt the first time a known author has taken on the Bond mantle.  John Gardner has written several Bond novels.  I do like Deavers writing so this may be decent. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 05:48:19 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 14, 2011, 05:15:59 PM

This isnt the first time a known author has taken on the Bond mantle.  John Gardner has written several Bond novels.  I do like Deavers writing so this may be decent. 

Wait, is this the same Deaver that claimed technological proficiency in the late 90's and then spoke of downloading gigabytes of data on a cell phone in a matter of minutes?
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 06:45:10 PM »

The Guardian review

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Deaver is a master of the twist in the tale and he deploys it here with cinematic verve, keeping the reader biting their nails until the last minute (perhaps unsurprisingly, the novel feels coloured by a consciousness of Bond's screen legacy one character is even described as resembling Kate Winslet, for the benefit of future casting directors). But the author's affection for Bond and for all the tropes that surround him is abundantly clear, so that Carte Blanche reads like a lovingly crafted homage rather than deliberate pastiche. Deaver's Bond is quite recognisably Bond, but a new, streamlined incarnation for a new generation of global fears.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 07:21:40 PM »

Well, they need some new movie plots.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 07:48:29 PM »

Well, I bought it thanks to this thread.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 09:02:19 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 14, 2011, 05:15:59 PM

This isnt the first time a known author has taken on the Bond mantle.  John Gardner has written several Bond novels.  I do like Deavers writing so this may be decent. 

I had never heard of Gardner when he took over Bond.  Still hadn't apart from that.

Looking over his list, I wouldn't equate him with Jeffery Deaver.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 10:45:46 PM »

Preordered this a few weeks back for my Kindle.  Have a trip to San Diego next Monday and I'm saving it for the flight and hotel downtime.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 03:34:33 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 14, 2011, 09:02:19 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 14, 2011, 05:15:59 PM

This isnt the first time a known author has taken on the Bond mantle.  John Gardner has written several Bond novels.  I do like Deavers writing so this may be decent. 

I had never heard of Gardner when he took over Bond.  Still hadn't apart from that.

Looking over his list, I wouldn't equate him with Jeffery Deaver.

Hence the reason I said "known" and not well known or best selling.  I agree the Deavers brings a a well established pedigree to the series and I like that they ( the Fleming estate ) are allowing him in effect reboot and modernise the series.  One thing I will point out.  As much as I enjoyed the recent Bond movies with Daniel Craig I always felt that they were missing the humor and swagger that exemplified Bond in his prime.  I hope that Deavers brings that back in his version. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 05:00:32 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 16, 2011, 03:34:33 AM

One thing I will point out.  As much as I enjoyed the recent Bond movies with Daniel Craig I always felt that they were missing the humor and swagger that exemplified Bond in his prime.

Craig's Bond has plenty of humor, but it's delivered a little more subtly than it used to.

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