The name's Bond…

Further to my recent pulp fiction post, Tom has loaned me a copy of the new James Bond novel “Devil May Care” – written by Sebastian Foulkes in the style of Ian Fleming. And to be fair its a passable recreation of Flemings writing style;  short sharp sentences, lavish descriptions of what passed for gourmet fare in the sixties, descriptions of sixties glamour, the flawed villain and improbably named damsel… its all there.

This is, of course, an extension of the Bond novel timeline (which I think concluded with The Man with the Golden Gun) rather than the movie timeline which has been diverting away from Ian Fleming since You Only Live Twice.

Anyway, its an interesting way to while away a few commuter journeys, and has reminded me that I should revisit the original canon.

Posted in books, diary.