WITH A MIND TO KILL by Anthony Horowitz (May 2022)

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  • edited March 2022 Posts: 734
    They've still got signed ones. I pre-ordered the same signed version of FAAD and it had the Fleming material, so it's definitely your best bet.

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/with-a-mind-to-kill/anthony-horowitz//2928377080983?awaid=3787&utm_source=redbrain&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=css&gclid=CjwKCAjwrfCRBhAXEiwAnkmKmTAHGXN4Wf7gVghmTEAUyrYFshLx6dT-PFvQaWGci-r_UmHa1acAihoCEVIQAvD_BwE

    EDIT - I see that has the 'special edition' link that says... Whether beautifully bound, signed by the author or bursting with exclusive content, these collectible editions make exquisite gifts and are the perfect adornment to any bookshelf.

    So definitely the best bet for a nice signed 1st edition Bond novel with possible exclusive Fleming content, for less than twenty sheets!
    Go for it!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    Signed doesn't matter to me, any amount of Fleming notes or treatments certainly does.
  • edited March 2022 Posts: 16,466
    Haven't checked, but what's the difference between the Goldsboro and the Waterstones (signed) edition of the book?

    I see Waterstones have released an "Exclusive Edition" as well, with a stencilled edge.

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    Also, and I haven't seen this until now, but it's a nice touch if the dust jacket reveals a book cover with the bullet.

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  • edited March 2022 Posts: 734
    So it looks like there's four versions so far.

    Goldsboro signed and numbered, (with 'sprayed edges'), limited to 1,000
    Waterstones signed edition.
    Waterstoned special edition with stenciled edges, (looks nice)
    Std hardback (that you'll be able to get in supermarkets etc)

    Yet unless I've missed it, no mention of Fleming exclusive content yet. The two Waterstones edition are advertised at 304 pages each.
    Haven't checked, but what's the difference between the Goldsboro and the Waterstones (signed) edition of the book?

    If they're anything like FAAD, there's little difference except the page that's signed having a number and 'Goldsboro Special Edition' on the page that's signed. The Goldsoboro versions are more collectable, but there's little difference. And if the Waterstones editions have the Flaming stuff that the Goldsboro don't (as was the case with FAAD), then most fans would prefer a Waterstones version.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Haven't checked, but what's the difference between the Goldsboro and the Waterstones (signed) edition of the book?

    I see Waterstones have released an "Exclusive Edition" as well, with a stencilled edge.

    00220348-600x600.jpeg

    Also, and I haven't seen this until now, but it's a nice touch if the dust jacket reveals a book cover with the bullet.

    00220347-500x500.jpeg

    Oh that is fun.

    I know I’ve ordered a signed one; can’t quite remember from who! I’m hoping it’s a 1st Ed but I’m not sure it’s always guaranteed with these things.
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    Is there Fleming content left to be added?
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    vzok wrote: »
    Is there Fleming content left to be added?

    I don't think anything's been confirmed, and I'm starting to think perhaps not, as they'd surely have said by now, if they're giving away details like the stenciled edges.

    I started a thread on the TV scripts but it didn't really take off, but you can see the previous special editions.

    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/20696/lost-bond-adventures-the-ian-fleming-tv-stories#latest

  • Posts: 4,008
    vzok wrote: »
    Is there Fleming content left to be added?

    I don't think anything's been confirmed, and I'm starting to think perhaps not, as they'd surely have said by now, if they're giving away details like the stenciled edges.

    I started a thread on the TV scripts but it didn't really take off, but you can see the previous special editions.

    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/20696/lost-bond-adventures-the-ian-fleming-tv-stories#latest

    Thanks. I got the last 2 from Waterstones and was hoping for more of the same this time.
  • Posts: 16,466
    Haven't checked, but what's the difference between the Goldsboro and the Waterstones (signed) edition of the book?

    If they're anything like FAAD, there's little difference except the page that's signed having a number and 'Goldsboro Special Edition' on the page that's signed. The Goldsoboro versions are more collectable, but there's little difference. And if the Waterstones editions have the Flaming stuff that the Goldsboro don't (as was the case with FAAD), then most fans would prefer a Waterstones version.

    Thanks for the info @ColonelAdamski! I've already ordered the Waterstones signed edition, so it's unlikely that I will get another edition unless there's some additional Fleming material. The sprayed edges on the Goldsboro edition is a nice touch though.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    Yeah I preordered mine from Waterstones quite some time ago. Looking forward to it.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
    edited March 2022 Posts: 1,700
    I think it's apparent at this point that no unused Fleming treatments were adapted for this one, but I'm still hoping that something equivalent will be included in the Waterstones edition, just to make it as marketable as the previous two.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I think it's apparent at this point that no unused Fleming treatments were adapted for this one, but I'm still hoping that something equivalent will be included in the Waterstones edition, just to make it as marketable as the previous two.

    I tend to agree otherwise IFP would surely have marketed to the skies the fact that Fleming content was included. That is a shame but like yourself I hope we're given something extra Fleming related to sweeten the deal.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    Well, that gives hope that someday we may see CS referenced in abetter book.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited April 2022 Posts: 16,329
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Well, that gives hope that someday we may see CS referenced in abetter book.

    John Gardner indirectly references Colonel Sun in his Bond novel Win, Lose or Die (1989) by having the murdered Hammonds be replaced by the Davisons as M's housekeepers at Quarterdeck. Gardner states that Davison "had replaced the faithful ex-Chief Petty Officer Hammond."

    Back in 2002 I asked Gardner in an email if he had read Colonel Sun and he confirmed to me that he had. There is at times a pleasing level of continuity between the continuation Bond novels (especially those of Amis, Gardner and Benson) which is always good to see.
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    This attempt at continuity with Fleming/Amis by Gardner was to be admired. He did have a problem when he wrote the novelisation of Licence to Kill, as I recall.
    The novelisation of LTK meant the literary Leiter had to be maimed by a shark a second time, and if I recall, Gardner felt he had to acknowledge that Leiter had been shark-food once before. I think he had Bond thinking 'oh no, not again!' or something.
    I don't have the book here, and I may be miss-remembering.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    As well as Bond presumably also thinking “oh no, not another spy’s bride murdered on their wedding day!” :)
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    I wonder when we will get reviews for WAMTK. It has to be soon.
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    The 23th may, Max.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    The 23th may, Max.

    Thank you.
  • edited April 2022 Posts: 9,369
    I got a barnes and noble gift card for Easter I plan on using for this.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'm planning a B&N trip in July, might wait and pick this up then if reviews are favorable.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    I wonder when we will get reviews for WAMTK. It has to be soon.

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited April 2022 Posts: 12,086
    It does seem quite funny to write 'the number one bestseller' on a proof copy of an unreleased novel :)
    Maybe it's gone to number 1 in preorders already though, I don't know.
  • Posts: 16,466
    mtm wrote: »
    It does seem quite funny to write 'the number one bestseller' on a proof copy of an unreleased novel :)
    Maybe it's gone to number 1 in preorders already though, I don't know.

    Unless they're referring to Horowitz himself, as in "The number one bestseller (author) Anthony Horowitz"?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited April 2022 Posts: 16,329
    mtm wrote: »
    It does seem quite funny to write 'the number one bestseller' on a proof copy of an unreleased novel :)
    Maybe it's gone to number 1 in preorders already though, I don't know.

    Unless they're referring to Horowitz himself, as in "The number one bestseller (author) Anthony Horowitz"?

    That's what I was thinking too. It could mean that too and it would be more logical as the book hasn't been put to the test yet, as it were. It's also positioned above the author's name which further supports this view.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yes good point, that must be their thinking. I don't think you usually refer to a writer as a 'bestseller' but I suppose it would just about get by in court :)
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    I’ve tried to listen to solo, Carter Blanche but they all leave me a little Cold. Didn’t get too far

    Which is the one with the girl who at dinner starts talking to bond about her ex lover. Think it’s the same one where bond breaks into her house which is a little Seedy tbh.

    I’m not a fan of bond posing as a journalist in an imaginary African state either.

    Fleming is so brilliantly distinctive he really is hard to emulate
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Matt007 wrote: »
    I’ve tried to listen to solo, Carter Blanche but they all leave me a little Cold. Didn’t get too far

    Which is the one with the girl who at dinner starts talking to bond about her ex lover. Think it’s the same one where bond breaks into her house which is a little Seedy tbh.

    I’m not a fan of bond posing as a journalist in an imaginary African state either.

    Fleming is so brilliantly distinctive he really is hard to emulate

    That all sounds like William Boyd's Solo (2013).
  • edited April 2022 Posts: 2,898
    Matt007 wrote: »
    I’ve tried to listen to solo, Carter Blanche but they all leave me a little Cold. Didn’t get too far

    Which is the one with the girl who at dinner starts talking to bond about her ex lover. Think it’s the same one where bond breaks into her house which is a little Seedy tbh.

    I’m not a fan of bond posing as a journalist in an imaginary African state either.

    Fleming is so brilliantly distinctive he really is hard to emulate

    The Bond novels are basically a window into Fleming's mind, his thoughts, his inner feelings, his Etonian values, his WW2 military experience and Colonial opinions. They are almost autobiographical, and which is why it very difficult for any other author to emulate authentically.

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