Double O by Kim Sherwood

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It’s nice to see her being a true fan, as the last couple of writers seem like it’s just a job to them.

    Anthony Horowitz is definitely a fan - as he is of Holmes and Tintin. All his dream gigs, the lucky swine!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited March 2022 Posts: 14,792
    Has he done Tintin? I didn't know that.
    His Magpie Murders series on Britbox is well worth a watch; he's a top writer.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It’s nice to see her being a true fan, as the last couple of writers seem like it’s just a job to them.

    Anthony Horowitz is definitely a fan - as he is of Holmes and Tintin. All his dream gigs, the lucky swine!

    I’m sorry, I was too tired to include him. I like his work as well.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited March 2022 Posts: 3,093
    mtm wrote: »
    Has he done Tintin? I didn't know that.
    His Magpie Murders series on Britbox is well worth a watch; he's a top writer.

    He was a writer on the Spielberg Tintin movie; it comes up in The Word is Murder, which is quite odd but I enjoyed it. How can he be so fantastically talented??
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Oh I didn’t know that, what an unusual bunch of writers that movie has!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Obviously this is not the place for a Tintin discussion (although Daniel Craig did one of the voices!) but I really wanted to like the film more than I did. It had some brilliant elements but it didn't click for me.
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    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited May 2022 Posts: 3,959
    https://kimsherwood.substack.com/p/from-venice-with-love?s=r

    Kim Sherwood has started a Substack blog, The Girl with the Golden Pen. She’s giving some insights into her writing, her look at Fleming’s Bond and so on. Set to be a weekly and likely to contain ever more bits and pieces about her OO series.
    Risico007 wrote: »
    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?

    We’ve got a lot of modern James Bond adventures. In movies. Let’s see if a bit of world building will work. Wouldn’t hurt to try.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited May 2022 Posts: 17,620
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    https://kimsherwood.substack.com/p/from-venice-with-love?s=r

    Kim Sherwood has started a Substack blog, The Girl with the Golden Pen. She’s giving some insights into her writing, her look at Fleming’s Bond and so on. Set to be a weekly and likely to contain ever more bits and pieces about her OO series.
    Risico007 wrote: »
    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?

    We’ve got a lot of modern James Bond adventures. In movies. Let’s see if a bit of world building will work. Wouldn’t hurt to try.

    This is welcome news. I suppose this is the modern social media equivalent of Kingsley Amis writing about Colonel Sun in his March 1968 article 'A New James Bond' for the Observer or John Gardner promoting Licence Renewed with his May 1981 article 'Why Bond Ditched His Bentley' for the Sunday Times. I believe that the more recent so-called "Celebrity Authors" also had promotional pieces in the press to launch their respective Bond novels too. No doubt Ms Sherwood will also carry on this pleasing tradition with an article in the press nearer the publication date of her first Double O novel in September 2022.
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?

    No she can't, because IFP didn't hire her to do that.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?

    We never know.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    can she just write modern bond thillers with James bond 007?

    We never know.

    If the past history of the Bond continuation is anything to go by I'd say not. For example, Christopher Wood never wrote any original Bond continuation novels and Charlie Higson never wrote any adult Bond novels. Glidrose/IFP seems to like keeping authors within their own designated sphere. The only exception to this rule is the film novelisations written by the official Bond continuation authors Gardner and Benson. Still, I suppose you never know.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited June 2022 Posts: 3,959


    She’s writing the second one now.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2022 Posts: 17,620
    MaxCasino wrote: »


    She’s writing the second one now.

    It's good to know that she's following the Master Ian Fleming's strategy of writing Live and Let Die before Casino Royale was even published and thus eliminating the "difficult second book" problem.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »


    She’s writing the second one now.

    It's good to know that she's following the Master Ian Fleming's strategy of writing Live and Let Die before Casino Royale was even published and thus eliminating the "difficult second book" problem.

    Yep, but I thought her plan was always going to be a trilogy loosely connected or not.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »


    She’s writing the second one now.

    It's good to know that she's following the Master Ian Fleming's strategy of writing Live and Let Die before Casino Royale was even published and thus eliminating the "difficult second book" problem.

    Yep, but I thought her plan was always going to be a trilogy loosely connected or not.

    Oh, yes it is. I was just making the point that Fleming also wrote his second novel before the first one was published.
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    Vaguely looking forward to this
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond Pett Bottom, Kent
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    Looks like what I'm assuming is the special edition has a nice printed edge design but yeah I'm not against minimalist covers but I was expecting something more. It's good just a bit unremarkable and it's what's inside that counts anyway.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    She seems to have some major supporters.
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    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.
  • Posts: 9,669
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.
    So wait is Bond in the novel or not?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2022 Posts: 17,620
    Risico007 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.
    So wait is Bond in the novel or not?

    No, as far as we know the Double O novel (and presumably the three book series itself) is going to be "Bondless" in the same way as R. D. Mascott's 1967 James Bond Junior continuation novel and the later unconnected Eon-produced early 1990s James Bond Jnr cartoon were "Bondless". He will no doubt be mentioned in passing as missing presumed dead etc. but he won't appear as a character in his own right.
  • Posts: 9,669
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.
    So wait is Bond in the novel or not?

    No, as far as we know the Double O novel (and presumably the three book series itself) is going to be "Bondless" in the same way as R. D. Mascott's 1967 James Bond Junior continuation novel and the later unconnected Eon-produced early 1990s James Bond Jnr cartoon were "Bondless". He will no doubt be mentioned in passing as missing presumed dead etc. but he won't appear as a character in his own right.

    :( sigh I love the cover love the title love the modern setting


    Hate that there is no point to this novel
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 3,959
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.

    With the gold, maybe Goldfinger?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2022 Posts: 17,620
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Can this be seen as a sequel of sorts to Deaver’s carte Blanche


    I wonder even though Bond is missing and the agents are trying to find him if we get any info on what bond is doing during this time

    It would be nice, it did deserve a sequel of sorts. It is nice that literary Bond is going modern again. I still think that we can expect to see some classic characters return in one way or another.
    So wait is Bond in the novel or not?

    No, as far as we know the Double O novel (and presumably the three book series itself) is going to be "Bondless" in the same way as R. D. Mascott's 1967 James Bond Junior continuation novel and the later unconnected Eon-produced early 1990s James Bond Jnr cartoon were "Bondless". He will no doubt be mentioned in passing as missing presumed dead etc. but he won't appear as a character in his own right.

    :( sigh I love the cover love the title love the modern setting


    Hate that there is no point to this novel

    Yes, it is I suppose an attempt at creating a kind of Expanded Universe for the literary Bond side of things, looking at the lives and adventures of other Double-O Section agents. However, to Bond fans I suppose it will be of more peripheral interest as Bond himself (the main draw) doesn't actually appear. It could perhaps bring in some new readers though and lead them on to reading the Fleming Bond novels and the continuations and that would be no bad thing.
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