'On His Majesty's Secret Service' by Charlie Higson (2023)

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  • Posts: 9,767
    Love the cover wish we would get more modern day 007
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
    Posts: 2,495
    How incredibly generic and underwhelming.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited February 13 Posts: 17,795
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    How incredibly generic and underwhelming.

    It's still better than the hardback cover though. I know you might reply that that wouldn't be too hard! I'm just glad that there is a paperback edition as I wasn't sure if they were going to do one or whether the hardback would be the only edition. I suppose it'll help save the easily wiped off gold lettering on the hardback cover a tad too!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 14,936
    I really like that, what a clever idea.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 17,795
    mtm wrote: »
    I really like that, what a clever idea.

    Yes, it works for me too. Simple yet effective.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 14,936
    Cheers Dragonpol; agreed.

    I see it comes with 'revised text and exclusive bonus content':

    https://www.ianfleming.com/items/on-his-majestys-secret-service-paperback/
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
    edited February 13 Posts: 1,363
    Yeah. Blood that forms the crown is quite unique. The sort of peculiar approach you would expect from the world of James Bond.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 17,795
    mtm wrote: »
    Cheers Dragonpol; agreed.

    I see it comes with 'revised text and exclusive bonus content':

    https://www.ianfleming.com/items/on-his-majestys-secret-service-paperback/

    Oh, yes. I kind of forgot about that. Revised text is good. Hopefully the errors will have been removed.
  • Posts: 9,767
    Honestly i am either an easy lay when it comes to 007 covers or the new cover is just that good that i might have to buy it for the cover alone
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 17,795
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Honestly i am either an easy lay when it comes to 007 covers or the new cover is just that good that i might have to buy it for the cover alone

    Welcome to my world. I have to collect pretty much everything literary Bond.
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
    Posts: 1,363
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Honestly i am either an easy lay when it comes to 007 covers or the new cover is just that good that i might have to buy it for the cover alone

    Exactly. Same here.
  • Posts: 17,276
    I'm yet to read On His Majesty's Secret Service, so I'll try my best to avoid any spoilers in this thread – but since I have particular interest in book covers, I have to agree that this is a pretty good paperback cover. Although I don't mind the hardback cover, I find this to be an improvement.

    If I were the designer, I'd probably give the crown / blood a bit more movement and unevenness (it's a bit too uniform for my taste), and at the same time made the title all white. It feels unnecessary to highlight "HIS", IMO. I might have looked at font alternatives too.
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