Another planned Amis Bond?
Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:06 AM
In Siegfried Tesche's "Das grosse James Bond Buch" (which is something of a German Bond bible) the author has a chapter on Amis and his invovement in the series. After dealing with Colonel Sun (and Miss Flemings angry response to it) Tesche quotes an Amis interview which apparently he gave to Raymond Benson (but he doesn
Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:15 AM
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Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:28 AM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:38 AM
I would have liked to see another Amis Bond novel, though.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:31 AM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:47 AM
Welcome to CBn, wattenscheid09. I can already tell you have quality stuff to contribute to CBn. Thanks for joining and... enjoy!
Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:50 AM
Welcome to CBn wattenscheid09.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:43 PM
finally - another German speaker on the boards? And a soccer fan as well, as one can see
Welcome to CBn and very interesting post
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:35 AM
A friend of mine who knew Amis said that, even though Amis wrote notes and conceived ideas for future Bond novel(s), he never seriously considered writing another entry of the Bond canon. I think I've even read an interview in which Amis himself says essentially the same thing.
Beside the story of the elder Bond has any other ideas or notes been brought to light?
Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:03 AM
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:22 PM
The Bond website 007Forever ran an article dated January 5, 2001 in which it covers the story of a second Amis Bond book, planned to take place in Mexico. The info comes from the New York Times;
"While the English notices weren't so good, the advance sales there indicated that Mr. Amis may not regard 'COLONEL SUN' as a mere one shot, but may go on. If so, the new Bond will be set most likely in Mexico, which Amis visited in January. "I was immdediately stimulated by it," he said at his London home, "and couldn't help thinking of Bond. It was just his sort of place.""
"Mr. Amis never moves about by air, and cultivated his own deficiencies - his phrase - he went from St. Loius to Mexico City by train. En route, he remembered that "Bond loved trains" (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE) and found himself plotting an assasination on a train. Then as his train moved on, there occurred the inevitable sentence, "Bond had never liked Acapulco." From that point the next adventure of James Bond seemed to be just a matter of writing time."
The 007Forever article indicates that publisher Jonathan Cape's Tom Maschler and Tony Colwell "were keen on Amis writing another Bond novel" but the decision not to proceed seems to have been Amis's.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:45 PM
By the way - how come you are all awake? Here in Austria it's morning, but shouldn't you US citizens be sleeping?