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I like the title. The cover is perhaps a bit on the dull side but it is unique and interesting. I have said in numerous posts that I would like to see one of the previous Bond girls return but I always suggested Tatiana or Solitaire. With Pussy however, it'll be interesting to see whether she decides to turn back to full blown lesbianism following her romp with Bond at the conclusion of Goldfinger. Seeing it's only been 2 weeks, it wouldn't be a stretch to think that Bond will still be seeing her unless they decided to depart ways directly after the Goldfinger affair. I also like how this story will be set smack bang in the middle of the Fleming series (something I've always wanted) instead of after TMWTGG as per usual.
I like how one of the character's is Korean. I used to live there. :)
Seeing the opening scene involves the race, I hope it begins with the cars racing and then cuts to the scene between Bond and M at the office where the circumstances of the race are explained, then hops back to the race for the ending.
I didn't know it was set in 1957.
At end of GF wasn't Pussy destined for arrest, and possible time at Sing Sing.
Wonder how Horowitz will resolve that?
Hope it's everything we really don't think it will be.
Personally, I can't understand why some might have a problem with this. Why must no other Bond adventures be set in the midst of the Fleming canon? Who cares.
Pearson's excellent Bond biography contained a number of small assignments that read like Fleming short stories and were set between the adventures Fleming gave Bond.
@timmer "At end of GF wasn't Pussy destined for arrest, and possible time at Sing Sing."
Oh, I'd forgotten about this.
All I'll say, at the risk of sounding negative, is that I've never wanted to get my hopes up regarding this book due to the last three disappointing celebrity installments. It could be fantastic though and all these issues might have been handled well but obviously I will not convince myself that this will be so. We'll see...
But at least with Anthony Horowitz you just know its going to be better than Solo .
The 12th of the 29 Johnny Liddell novels.
I actually really liked Solo, and thought Carte Blance was decent (hated Devil May Care), so I'm excited to read this. Horowitz is a great writer and the racing element should make it a bit different than any other Bond novel we've seen before.
I think the title of the book sounds kind of cool. Sounds like the name of a rock album but I know that people will be saying that Bond shouldn't be associated with rock music. :) I think that 'Trigger Mortis' would at least have been a chapter title Fleming would have chosen.
As a non-English speaker, I understand the joke with the title and I found it fun and ingenious, not silly or childish. Too much RogerMoorish? I don't know, but I wouldn't "hate" it for that. Perhaps the Craig era is turning all of us in more solemn fans! ;)
Like one man said: "I hope we're going to see some gratuitous sex and violence in this one!" :D
(By the way, CR'06 is one of my favourites films. Ever.)
Funny up right corner, isn't it?
I was referring to the name 'Pussy Galore' not the title of the new book. I felt like this before the Craig era too. :) Anyway, I'm looking forward to the book. Please let it be a good one this time! :)
I try not to be biased, but for me the continuators are basically a bunch of glorified fanfics. Ian Fleming wrote James Bond. Period.
Agreed. There has always been something money grubbing about the Fleming cousins trying to squeeze still more money out of Fleming's hide with what are often inferior books. True, some of the books in the past were decent, but lately not so much. What I really dislike is how some of these more recent authors keep trying to tie the marketing of their books to the films, and implying that the books will be used for upcoming Bond films which naturally then gets repeated endlessly in the press. I think BB herself put out a statement stopping the last author's false attempts to float that story.
You clearly take that view, many others happily take a contrary view on the Continuation. As a literary Bond fan first and foremost I'm more than glad it exists and In enjoy how it builds on the base of our founder Ian Fleming. Perhaps have a look at its near fifty history and origins to see why it was necessary and would have had Fleming's own blessing. See, for example, Fleming's idea to auction off to the highest bidder the literary copyright in the James Bond literary character construct so someone could continue writing the Bond novels for him.
But the films are a different medium. Literary Bond stands on his own. And he's all Fleming. But I think the same of Chandler, Doyle, heck, Agatha Christie too.