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Book Title: No Deals, Mr. Bond|
The author of the book: John Gardner
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.95 MB
Date of issue: September 1st 1991
ISBN 13: 9781557730206
Read full description of the books No Deals, Mr. Bond:Bond pulls out a group of young double agents from East Germany in the wake of a blown "honeypot" operation. Five years later, someone is killing them off, despite new identities. 'M' sends Bond outside of any sanctions or support for reasons I cannot exactly remember 200 pages later... A very nice surprise for me, Gardner's no. 6 is a good and entertaining Bond story. I think much of his success lies in keeping it simple; the storyline in this one could be summarized in quite few words. Bond is also a step away from the movie character and one closer to Fleming's agent I think (even though I always picture Gardner's Bond as Connery from "Never Say Never Again" - I know he was only 53 at the time, but...). Apart from a few oddities that always seem to slip by his editors in these, it's a good read, arguably his best this far and a solid 4-star book. Up until the silly endgame that is. I'm knocking a star off on account of the numerous 'but why?'s and 'yeah, right!'s the last few chapters invoked. But this book do bring good hopes for more entertaining stories among the subsequent ones!
P.S. My favorite 'oddity' in this one. I hear that it is generally a good idea for a writer to at least attempt to perform the sometimes complicated moves and actions he or she describes and generally, I think Gardner is quite skilled in this art. Fight scenes with quick moves, sleigh of hand, car chases, and more, flows quite well. Therefore it was funny that I should get stuck on: "[...] 'After that, we play it by ear.' He gave her a light kiss on each ear as though to underline the point." Is it just me, or does that sound really awkward? How do you go about that? Grab the chin and twist? Walk around from side to side? Can you see James Bond doing it?
Read information about the authorBefore coming an author of fiction in the early 1960s, John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer and a journalist. In all, Gardner has fifty-four novels to his credit, including Maestro, which was the New York Times book of the year. He was also invited by Ian Fleming’s literary copyright holders to write a series of continuation James Bond novels, which proved to be so successful that instead of the contracted three books he went on to publish some fourteen titles, including Licence Renewed and Icebreaker.
Having lived in the Republic of Ireland, the United States and the UK, John Gardner sadly died in August of 2007 having just completed his third novel in the Moriarty trilogy, Conan Doyle’s eponymous villain of the Sherlock Holmes series.
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