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#1 pieffra

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 04:25 PM

So guys, what's your favourite writer?

I read about John Le Carre', Frederick Forsyth and Lee Child.

So name now what's your favourites

Mine are:

Frederick Forsyth, I've read every book he wrote, and I like him so much. Probably he could do a great job with James Bond.

Lee Child, the same with Forsyth, His main carachter, Jack Reacher is very good described, less than him the stories Child wrote, but he could be nice.

Ken Follett, a few years ago in an interview he said he was called to write a james bond novel, but he was so busy so he gave up. If he write in the same way he did with "the eye of the needle" and all the early novels he wrote, it will be fantastic, worst, if he write as he did in the last ones.

Peter Robinson, I read only two books of him, "Aftermath" and "Close to home", by I liked so much his charachter, Ian Banks, and he reminds me a little bit our James Bond. Banks is a grat smoker and he like to drink and over all he's
always in search of women. So He could be good.

So make your choice, I'll probably add other writer...

#2 Bond_Bishop

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:20 PM

The only one I can think of right now is probably Frederick Forsyth :).

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:27 PM

John Cox.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:35 PM

Frederick Forsyth would definately be top of my list although I think Jack Higgins or Clive Cussler ocould both do a fantastic job.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:48 PM

Yeah Clive Cussler would really do a good job.

#6 TheSaint

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:12 AM

I vote Charles Helfenstein. He's a great writer.

#7 hcmv007

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 12:44 PM

Martin Amis, Tom Clancy, Elmore Leonard.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:02 PM

Ken Follett, a few years ago in an interview he said he was called to write a james bond novel, but he was so busy so he gave up.

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Really? Wonder when that was. Wonder who else they approached. Hmmm. Interesting.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:08 PM

Ken Follett, a few years ago in an interview he said he was called to write a james bond novel, but he was so busy so he gave up.

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Do you happen to know when exactly that interview was?

#10 Loomis

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:27 PM

William Boyd

Thomas Clink

Hanif Kureishi (dunno why, but I have a feeling he'd be a terrific choice)

Jacques Stewart

Paul Theroux

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:40 PM

Kureishi would be interesting. Haven't read enough Paul Theroux, but the others would all be very good, I think. :) Also:

Bret Easton Ellis

William Gibson

I must find an excerpt of Gibson to post to show what I mean. Both of these writers are American (or Canadian, could Gibson be? Not sure), but are so enthralled with branding and, in Gibson's case, technology, that I think it could be done very well. Both are clearly Bond fans, too - the latter half of BEE's GLAMORAMA and much of Gibson's PATTERN RECOGNITION testify to such. I think they would both be able to nail it.

#12 Skudor

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 03:13 PM

Salman Rushdie :)

Seriously, the only author that I know and read who I could suggest is Harlan Coben. Hardly inspired... Perhaps Rushdie would be better.

#13 Willie Garvin

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 04:10 PM

Ken Follett or Frederick Forsyth.Both men are fiends for research and it shows in their work.Of the two,I'd be inclined to pick Follett over Forsyth.And I suspect George MacDonald Fraser could also come up with an excellent James Bond novel as well(he's written several serious novels along with his Flashman books).

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 05:52 PM

Me :) . No only kidding. Tom Clancy or John Lee Car, or probly even James Patterson

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 08:46 PM

I know this sounds crazy, but I would like Kevin J. Anderson to write a bond novel. That could be cool.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:28 AM

I'd support a Cussler Bond novel, but on the proviso that he wrote it alongside his writing partner Paul Kemprecos as I find the NUMA series far more Bondian than the Dirk Pitt series.

In another thread I posited I wouldn't mind seeing Stella Rimmington writing a novel - with Charlie Higson helping her with plot elements.

Helen Fielding is probably the most controversial person I've ever given thought to - yes, she wrote Bridget Jones, but she also wrote Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination which was Bridget Jones does Bond-lite ... but I'm sure with a few helping hands, she could churn out an interesting Bond book. And she would be the first girl to write a Bond novel (or movie, I think) so that would probably double the publicity !

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 09:24 AM

Simon Gandolfi

#18 Roebuck

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:12 AM

Both are clearly Bond fans, too - the latter half of BEE's GLAMORAMA and much of Gibson's PATTERN RECOGNITION testify to such. I think they would both be able to nail it.

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I had the misfortune of reading the end of Glamorama on a flight out of Charles de Gaulle Airport. :) Great book, but lousy timing!

#19 Gri007

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:39 PM

Perhaps they might ask Gardner back to do it. To pay a kind of tribute to him for the Bond books of the eighties and early nineties

#20 ShySmile

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:50 AM

Barry Eisler.

#21 Panther

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:04 AM

I've got two on my shortlist:

William Boyd
Robert Harris.

I think it's got to be a Brit, and probably will be a man, and I get the feeling that he will have a literary as well as a thriller background. So I'd LOVE either of the above.

#22 Mr Twilight

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:14 AM

I think Clive Cussler have made a great job with his Dirk Pitt books but I don't think he would be up to write a Bond novel, maybe ten to twenty years ago but not today. Sorry...

#23 Santa

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:47 PM

Our very own Jim. I wouldn't mind seeing what Charlie Higson would make of it either.

#24 00Twelve

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:17 PM

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#25 Lounge Lizard

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:01 PM

I go for Robert Harris too (only reservation: perhaps a little too academic?).

#26 Qwerty

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:11 PM

For this one, I don't want to choose. Several of the names that have been suggested on CBn sound like good choices to me. I'm wondering if IFP will go with one of the "popular" choices or surprise us all.

#27 Panther

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:05 PM

What about Sebastian Faulkes? OK he's not a thriller writer in the traditional sense of the word, but he's fantastic at evoking time and place and would probably do a rather good Bond...?

#28 Scrambled Eggs

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:12 PM

What about Sebastian Faulkes? OK he's not a thriller writer in the traditional sense of the word, but he's fantastic at evoking time and place and would probably do a rather good Bond...?


Faulks recently brought out a book called "Pastiche" which included a spoof Bond story. Well done and very funny too.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:10 PM

I think that even though a name auther would do the series good but it will also draw comparisons to his/her previous work. I say they find a guy who writes a good thriller and have him do it as an assumed name. Bring back the Markham,make a fake son/daughter of Flemming to continue. All I really want is for the book to be huge, seriously, I blow thru those books in a few scant hours ... make the books huge like a Ludlum's or Clancy's books.




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