A very intelligent, and very, very funny fellow. Looking forward to the book more than I had been. I almost spat up my lime Diet Coke when he mentioned Silverhead
I know Ann Fleming thought that Bond was humorless, so it would be nice for Mr. Higson to prove her wrong without going too far overboard.
I am also encouraged that IFP and Mr. Higson allowed the story to dictate its own length; I always felt that many of the Gardner's and Benson's lost their sense of pace trying to reach some mythical word/page count.
The one question I was interested in, that you touched on a bit with your adult Bond novel query, was if there was any buzz from the IFP, and naturally EON, about who would handle a film novelization for Casino Royale
(that is, unless EON plans on doing a faithful adaption...yeah, right
). It seems like Higson could keep things light enough to make it work.
Great job, zencat!