Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Call me cynical …

… but it seems to me that Sebastian Faulks’s new James Bond novel is less about celebrating Ian Fleming’s 100th birthday, and more about making yet another blockbuster picture (which totals exactly how much literary merit?). Thanks to Grumpy Old Bookman for bringing this one to my attention.


  1. Hey, I'm with you on Bond. I'd like to see a brooding thriller based on the Vandals deciding that sacking and burning Europe is so last year.

  2. And it wouldn't be his first flick. He also wrote Charlotte Gray, a thriller set during the Blitz that was turned into a Cate Blanchett vehicle a couple of years ago.